After yesterday’s announcement of Oasis Fund’s investment in VidaGas, VillageReach has even more good news to share: VillageReach has been recognized by the 2009 Tech Awards as a Laureate in the Health Awards category!
Each year, the Tech Awards recognizes 15 global innovators who apply technology to the most critical issues affecting the world. This year, VillageReach was selected from among hundreds of nominations representing 66 countries. The Laureates are honored at a gala in San Jose in November.
VillageReach’s Management Information System (vrMIS) was recognized because of the significant impact it made in improving information and decision making in VillageReach’s Mozambique program. Developing countries bear the greatest burden of infectious diseases, but they often have poor infrastructure to support critical public health programs. VillageReach worked with the government of Mozambique to implement vrMIS which enabled health workers in the field to send and receive data in real time and as a result, empowered health workers to make the best possible decisions based on accurate and timely information.