Friday, May 22, 2009

TeleMed Africa

TeleMed Africa will be the first low cost medical service enabling millions of sub-Saharan Africans to access timely, affordable, and professional diagnosis and advice. By leveraging existing mobile technologies and infrastructure, TeleMed Africa is advancing the front lines of healthcare.


Aquada Development Corporation is in the business of developing and managing property and communities for residential, commercial, and recreational use. They undertake large developments as well as small individual projects.

Txteagle - transcription service via SMS

Digital Planet
Alka Marwaha
BBC World Service

Txteagle is making it possible for many people in countries like Kenya to earn small amounts of money by completing simple tasks like translations or transcriptions.

Amazon's "Mechanical Turk" similarly divides up tasks but Txteagle differs in that it distributes them via text messages over mobile phones, which have a higher penetration rate - particularly in the developing world.

SHE - Sustainable Health Enterprises

SHE intends to fulfill girls’ and women’s unmet need by helping local women in developing countries jump-start their own businesses to manufacture and distribute affordable, quality, and eco-friendly sanitary pads. SHE will look to use local raw materials, instead of all imported materials, to ensure affordability and accessibility.

banana fiberSHE will couple its product innovation with a financially sustainable business model operated and owned by women in the community that can be replicated wherever the need exists. SHE will instigate the launch of a local business by

  • Partnering with existing local women’s networks;
  • Ensuring a microfinance loan for women who will share start-up costs;
  • Training local group in necessary business skills and health and hygiene.

African Digital Art

African Digital Art is an online collective, a creative space, where digital artist, enthusiasts and professionals can seek inspiration, showcase their artistry and connect with emerging artists.
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