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NewsMobilising positive change for millions around the world – our latest investment in Viamo

Mobilising positive change for millions around the world – our latest investment in Viamo

17th September 2021
GIF is excited to announce a $1.5 million investment in Viamo, a social enterprise that improves access to information, education and vital services by making it accessible for governments, multilateral agencies, and civil society organisations to communicate with disconnected stakeholders through innovative mobile technology in local languages. With more than three billion people without internet […]
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BlogStrengthening Health Systems through COVID-19 Response

Strengthening Health Systems through COVID-19 Response

30th March 2021
As part of GIF’s effort to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic, GIF is providing BRAC, a leading international NGO with expertise in large scale programming in health, with $1.05 million in grant funding to focus on Sierra Leone’s and Uganda’s efforts to fight the virus. Leveraging the experience earned during the 2014-2016 Ebola Crisis, […]
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BlogMaximising the potential of self-reported health data for pandemic response – HealthConnect for COVID

Maximising the potential of self-reported health data for pandemic response – HealthConnect for COVID

22nd March 2021
The scale and urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for timely, accurate and accessible information. Governments are grappling with how to access and use up-to-date data on COVID-19 and how to effectively communicate with citizens in an environment proliferated by myths and misinformation. South Africa, which has been especially affected by […]
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NewsPATH — Using environmental surveillance to help control COVID-19 outbreaks in low and middle-income countries

PATH — Using environmental surveillance to help control COVID-19 outbreaks in low and middle-income countries

3rd March 2021
The Global Innovation Fund is partnering with PATH, a non-profit organisation working to develop and scale solutions to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges, as they lead a series of research pilots in Malawi, Pakistan, Nepal and Indonesia to monitor the presence of COVID-19 in low-income populations and share that valuable data to inform […]
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BlogFighting Poverty and Promoting Health Outcomes using Biometrics

Fighting Poverty and Promoting Health Outcomes using Biometrics

8th January 2021
Globally, one billion people alive today do not officially exist. Identification has become increasingly essential for people to access basic services and exercise their rights. Its absence is not just an outcome of underdevelopment, but also a driver. This lack of formal identity perpetuates poverty by restricting access to welfare-improving social programs and economic opportunities, […]
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NewsChrysalis – Making Quality Early Childhood Education in India more affordable and accessible

Chrysalis – Making Quality Early Childhood Education in India more affordable and accessible

18th December 2020
The Global Innovation Fund, GIF, announced today it is investing $1.6 million investment in EZ Vidya Private Limited which operates under the brand name ‘Chrysalis’, an early childhood and primary years education organisation reaching children from low-income families in India. The investment will help the company to expand its operations, particularly to the Affordable Private […]
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