Press - January 11, 2019

Ona is attending the 2019 FHIR Connectathon

This weekend we will be at the 2019 FHIR Connectathon in San Antonio. If you’re in town, get in touch and let’s meet up! We have always recognized the importance of standards and have been involved in foundational standards building work with XLSForm, RapidSMS, and OpenSRP. In our collaboration with the World Health Organization and

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Tech - December 17, 2018

Why we are moving away from Om (and how we decided on our new front-end tech stack)

We recently evaluated the future of our front-end stack. The changes we decided on did not come easy, but we figured it out and wrote this article to walk you through the factors influencing our decision — and explore the directions we could have gone. Our hope is you can benefit from the research we

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Press - November 19, 2018

At WHO presenting on Innovative Digital Strategies for Equity and Effectiveness

On Thursday, November 8th we will be speaking at the World Health Organization (WHO) on innovative digital strategies that work towards health for all people. This talk is hosted by the Innovations Hub and the Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) Department. This is following a great meeting we’ve had with colleagues at WHO and across

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Work - November 16, 2018

The Better Immunization Data Story

Ona’s involvement in PATH’s BID Initiative began in January 2017, when we started developing the Zambia Electronic Immunization Register (ZEIR), in partnership with PATH, Zambia MOH, and BlueCode. ZEIR, built on top of OpenSRP, targets nurses and other frontline health workers in Zambia to help them track immunizations and identify missed children. Read about the entire experience in

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Press - November 07, 2018

At WHO presenting on Innovative Digital Strategies for Equity and Effectiveness

On Thursday, November 8th we will be speaking at the World Health Organization (WHO) on innovative digital strategies that work towards health for all people. This talk is hosted by the Innovations Hub and the Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) Department. This is following a great meeting we’ve had with colleagues at WHO and across

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Press - November 03, 2018

Presenting on Machine Learning for Healthcare at the Royal Academy of Engineers

This past week we were in Vietnam for the Royal Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Development symposium, which is brought together engineering leaders in academia and industry to solve global development issues. I presented on ways to re-think how we can utilize machine learning and engineering in low and middle income countries to create more

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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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