The Rockefeller Foundation and Precision Public Health

“Data is a powerful tool that can help us make life-saving decisions and prevent epidemics before they happen,” said Ms. Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF.

The Rockefeller Foundation and leading global health partners announce $100M Precision Public Health initiative to save the lives of 6M mothers and children by 2030 in ten countries. The other key players are the World Health Organization; The Global Fund; the Global Financing Facility supported by The World Bank Group; and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The initiative unveiled in UN kick-starts in India and Uganda and will spread out to eight other countries.

Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. “Working together, we can close the health inequity gap by driving innovation and investment to save millions of lives.”

Holistic use of cutting-edge technology, Precision Public Health initiative plans to empower front-line health workers with simple, inexpensive data analysis tools to help save millions of lives. This could turn out to be a game-changer in decentralizing decision-making for monitoring real time healthcare interventions for the best healthcare advice in the short possible time.

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