Strategies for Operationalizing Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)

Ensuring Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) is a top priority to the global development community. If you’re implementing programs for OFDA, DFID, UNHCR, or other humanitarian assistance donors you must fulfill their mandate for AAP plans and should be looking at strategies to leverage this work to not just meet a mandate, but to drive impact from

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Fighting Zika with Digital Vector Surveillance in Cali, Colombia

Going Digital, Integrating Data Science, and Enlisting a Citizen Network By Matej Novak, Head of Programs, Premise Data It’s been one year since Premise partnered with Cali, Colombia on a digital overhaul of the city’s vector surveillance and control operations. In this blog we will discuss our accomplishments, the results of a data science experiment,

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PEPFAR Dreams Innovation Update: Digitally Driving HIV Treatment Adherence

  Introduction: Premise recently travelled to Kenya as part of our PEPFAR “DREAMS Innovation Challenge” project which is supporting medical treatment adherence in HIV-positive, adolescent girls and young women. For the past six months, Premise has partnered with local Kenyan HIV clinics to collect real-time patient data covering treatment adherence, and availability and perceptions of

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Data Driven Organizations Demand The Ground Truth

Modern technology continues to reshape the world — from commerce and geopolitics to our daily mundane details. To thrive in this new paradigm every organization, every decision maker, must understand how to become data driven. Some have called data “the new oil, the new gold.” However, unlike oil and gold, information isn’t finite — its only constraint is our

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Consistent Patient Signal for Improving HIV/AIDS Treatment Outcomes

This article was originally published on the ICTworks site. Medication adherence still a major issue in the world of free ARTs and services Over 50% of HIV-positive adolescents in Western Kenya fail to adhere to antiretroviral therapy (ART), despite the availability of free services and medications.[1] Non-adherence puts these patients at risk of life-threatening complications

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Meet Some of Our Contributors in Zambia and Nigeria

In this week’s installment we hear about two contributors based in Zambia and Nigeria. Mwila Bwembya Joseph Kasama, Zambia Mwila has recruited over 100 contributors across 15 markets in Zambia. He’s also submitted over 2,500 observations, more than double the next most prolific contributor in Zambia. Premise tenure: 9 months Education: Completed several online courses

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