Press - October 30, 2018

2018 Retreat + A New Mission + Ona is 5 Years Old

 Last week, our team spent three days in beautiful Watamu, Kenya for the annual company retreat. We took stock of our first five years and also spent a good deal of time planning for 2019 and beyond. Here are some highlights: A New Mission  CEO Matt Berg unveiled the new company mission: “Ensure equitable access to

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Press - October 20, 2018

Ona at the WFP and Gates Foundation Vaccine Delivery Workshop

We spent last week at the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich. As the winner of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation GCE grant for vaccine delivery, Ona, mPower, and the JHU SPH workshopped our True Cover project. We were one of eight teams selected to refine our ideas while networking with mentors, experts, and each

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Press - October 10, 2018

Ona at the Stanford Social Impact Careers Event

Yesterday we attended the Stanford Social Impact Careers event to discuss the work we’re doing and network with current Stanford students. It was great to see the enthusiasm and ingenuity students are bringing. As a Stanford alumnus it’s always inspiring and reinvigorating to be back on campus. We’re looking forward to working together with the

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Press - October 04, 2018

Ona Named One of TIME’s 50 “Genius Companies” 2018

For Immediate Release – Download Press Release African data firm focuses on solving public health and social challenges through technology TIME named Kenya-based data and technology company Ona one of the world’s top 50 “Genius Companies” of 2018 today, in its first annual list recognizing innovative businesses that are changing the way we work, live and play. Ona,

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Work - October 03, 2018

Digitizing Sexual Health Information With WHO

In many parts of the world, young people lack access to accurate and understandable information on sexual and reproductive health. Myths and misconceptions are common and can lead to unnecessary anxiety, vulnerability to exploitation, and risky behaviour. In an Ona partnership with WHO, Kenya’s International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH-K) in Mombasa, and the Universidad

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Perspective - September 12, 2018

Reflecting On My Internship Experience

by Davis Internships: a chance for university students to sit at desks doing menial tasks that contribute close to nothing while watching professionals work on meaningful projects. This was my initial thinking coming into Ona — I did not expect my experience interning to be anything memorable. However, I’m glad my experience was the opposite

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Press - July 30, 2018

Ona On The Data Engineering Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Tobias Macey for the Data Engineering Podcast, the podcast about modern data management. We talked about the history of Ona and some of the technical challenges we’ve had to address to build global data collection platforms in humanitarian, international development, and global health verticals. You can check it out below.

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Press - July 18, 2018

OpenSRP is a 2018 Gavi Pacesetter

2018 keeps delivering exciting news for the OpenSRP community. Last week, OpenSRP was named a Gavi Pacesetter at the annual Gavi INFUSE workshop in San Francisco, CA. OpenSRP was one of only four Pacesetters selected from an initial pool of 220 applicants. Gavi Pacesetters are selected for their cutting edge technology and innovative approaches for tackling the

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Press - June 16, 2018

Ona At Mapbox Locate

On May 30th to 21st we attended the MapBox Locate conference in San Francisco. It was great to hear about all their new initiatives. We’re glad to have been part of the journey as MapBox expanded from Development Seed into the company it is today. We took over the Community Booth to present our work

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Press - June 06, 2018

OpenSRP named a Global Good by Digital Square

We are very excited to announce that OpenSRP is now a Global Good! It is wonderful to receive recognition for the years of hard work put in by the many OpenSRP community members and contributors. OpenSRP was named a winner of Digital Square’s 2018 Notice B Open Proposal round and is now classified as a Global Good. The proposal, titled

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