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Boutheina Guermazi is the director of digital development for the World Bank Group, the international organization that helps governments foster economic development. Bill Sonneborn is senior director of disruptive technology and funds at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the part of the World Bank Group that invests in private businesses to help emerging markets.
Devex Article by Catherine Cheney
SAN FRANCISCO — The World Bank Group launched the Global Tech Challenge this week at CES, the annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association that is bringing 180,000 attendees together in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Local health technology innovators will get financial and technical support to pilot their products in the East African market under an International Finance Corporation (IFC)-sponsored project to boost healthcare access in Kenya and the region.
IFC Senior Director William Sonneborn said the project dubbed ‘The TechEmerge Health’ will link the innovators with more than 20 leading private healthcare providers and boost key services like patient engagement, clinical records and data analytics and point of care diagnostic tools.
Washington, DC, January 7, 2020— As part of the World Bank Group (WBG) Global Tech Challenge launched today, IFC, the private sector arm of the WBG, called on health tech innovators from around the world to bring their solutions to the East African market to meet the needs of patients and health care providers in the region.
CHENNAI, India, January 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
MobileODT, developer of the Enhanced Visual Assessment (EVA) System, will partner with Genworks and Apollo Hospitals to deliver its FDA-cleared smart mobile colposcope in India to perform the first large-scale pilot of Augmented Intelligence (AI) for use in cervical cancer screening. This will give healthcare professionals cutting edge, yet low-cost mobile technology to reach millions of women across India who previously had limited access to life saving cervical exams.
New Delhi, To bring Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-standard monitoring across general wards, Max Healthcare on Wednesday announced a partnership with US-based medical technology company Vios Medical to launch a continuous vital monitoring system built on a medical-grade Internet of Things (IoT) framework.
Zilico Ltd continues its global expansion plans for ZedScan™ by securing a strategic deal with the MaxHealth Medicine Group (China), stock code: 836163 (NEEQ). The deal will allow MaxHealth to sell and market ZedScan™, Zilico’s cervical cancer diagnostic system, to the Chinese market.
WellDoc and Voluntis, two companies with FDA-cleared, clinically validated platforms aimed at the management of Type 2 diabetes, have signed a commercial agreement to combine their technologies and offer joint products in the future.
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An analysis contracted by WellDoc found that the company’s digital therapeutic for Type 2 diabetes management could lead to an average savings of more than $250 per patient per month.