Mobile phones are increasingly prevalent throughout the world, and researchers have found that sending text message reminders can help people follow through with their intentions, significantly increasing the success of development interventions. Roxanne Bauer explores the impact of text reminders on malaria treatment and savings initiatives, and discusses the science behind the approach.
Microinsurance is not the primary solution to solving the HIV/AIDS crisis. But in the absence of universal health care and access to antiretroviral drugs, the author says, it can play a vital role in managing existing cases, providing anti-retroviral therapy for those with limited access and addressing hospitalization needs.
The question of how the private sector can work to improve nutrition at the BOP guided discussions at the recent Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) annual Business Alliance Global Forum in Dubai. Yet malnutrition receives relatively little attention in BOP discussions. So what is the relevance to the private sector?