Press Releases

Clickatell Helping InSTEDD to Enable Life-Saving Wireless Communication in Developing Countries
SMS Partnership Facilitates Real-Time Chat, Data Reporting and Alerting

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — August 14, 2012 — Clickatell, a leading mobile messaging provider, renewed its commitment to work with InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies Diseases and Disasters) to leverage wireless communication tools to solve the world’s greatest humanitarian challenges. Through this partnership, InSTEDD leverages Clickatell’s short code messaging service to enable health and humanitarian organizations in developing countries to quickly respond to events affecting their health and safety, such as disease outbreaks and natural disasters. >>

InSTEDD and Jembi Combine Efforts to Save Lives
Mobile Technology and Health Informatics Leaders Join Forces to Improve Health Systems in Africa and Asia
KIGALI, RWANDA, Jan 2012 – InSTEDD and Jembi have announced their commitment to combine their efforts to significantly improve the health of the most difficult to reach and vulnerable populations in Asia and Africa.  The agreement gives both organizations a framework to develop new models for local capacity building to support the creation, use and evaluation of eHealth solutions that will improve the ability of national health systems to care for their populations. >>

Disaster Averted: Instant Communication Saves Lives in Latin America
mBlox and InSTEDD Join Forces to Deliver Critical Services via Mobile to Vulnerable Populations in Latin America

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LONDON, Jan 24, 2012  — Today, mBlox a leader in mobile consumer interaction and payments, and InSTEDD, a pioneer in integrating social and technological approaches to solving humanitarian issues, announced they will be working together to improve the health, safety and development of at-risk communities in Latin America. >>


Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge Results Announced in Washington, DC
Population Council associate Eric Green was in Washington, DC, 28 July, at the Saving Lives at Birth awards ceremony. USAID and partners Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank selected the Baby Monitor project and 18 other innovative projects from a field of 77 finalists to receive funding, pending final review. >>


InSTEDD Launches iLab Latin America to Work at the Intersection of Technology and Sustainable Development in Latin America
PALO ALTO, CA – April 12 2011 — InSTEDD, an international non-profit, in partnership with Manas, a Buenos Aires- based software development and consulting firm, announced today that they are launching iLab Latin America in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The iLab Latin America team will work withNGOs, governments, social entrepreneurs and other organizations focused on public health, education, agriculture and safety within Latin America to build and optimize technological capacity to support their humanitarian work. >>


Smart Mobile (Cambodia) and InSTEDD Deploy Innovative tools for Public Health
Today InSTEDD and Smart Mobile announced they have signed an agreement on launching during 2010 a set of innovative services for public health based on Smart Mobile’s wireless network and InSTEDD’s collaboration platform. The launch is targeted to help the Ministry of Health using mobile phones nationwide to detect disease outbreaks earlier and react in faster and more efficient ways when they appear. >>


BarCamp Phnom Penh 2010 September 25th- 26th, 2010
PHNOM PENH – The most anticipated and friendly technology related event will arrive on September 25th and 26th 2010 at University of Puthisastra (UP) with the support of an open group of IT personnel, bloggers, and the nonprofit and business community. Dubbed as “BarCamp Phnom Penh” which was influenced by California’s 2005 innovative “impromptu” gathering The BarCamp, this is the third time the event takes place in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh. An estimation of 1,000 information technology enthusiasts (local and international) are expected to show up at this “unconference” meeting. >>


Public and private organizations unite to bring mobile phone messaging tools for fighting epidemics
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation, DTAC, InSTEDD, and Open Dream CO., LTD are introducing a mobile phone texting service for public health disease outbreak communication cooperation with the public health disease surveillance systems in Thailand
January 2010 – BANGKOK, THAILAND — In disease outbreaks, hours or days saved through sending a disease report over a simple SMS message can make the difference between lives saved or lost. Public health staff in remote regions of Thailand with limited internet access will now be able to share urgent and important health data. Rapid communication through SMS will also allow specialists to analyze data in real time and halt or control a disease outbreak like H1N1. 1111>>


InSTEDD Unveils Open Source Software Suite and Training Lab to Help Global Humanitarian Sector Improve Disease Detection and Disaster Response
Breakthrough Collaboration Software Advances Communication and Response; New Training Model for in-Country Sustainable Innovation Launched in Cambodia
InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters) today unveiled three new open source software tools and its first training lab, all designed to improve early detection, preparedness and response capabilities against global threats. InSTEDD empowers humanitarian organizations, local communities, and government ministries by filling a collaboration gap through sustainable innovation – a unique and effective combination of user-centered design, software development, and on-the-job training. >>


Nonprofit InSTEDD Takes New Approach to Improving Global Health, Humanitarian Efforts, and Disaster Relief
New nonprofit to deliver innovative technologies and services to enhance collaboration; initial backing from, Rockefeller Foundation and private donors
PALO ALTO, Calif. – January 17, 2008 – InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters), a nonprofit organization focused on improving early detection, preparedness, and response capabilities for global health threats and humanitarian crises, was launched today. InSTEDD has received initial financial backing from, the Rockefeller Foundation and private donors. >>