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The Tech Awards 2009 Nokia Health Award VillageReach

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2009 Health Award Laureate VillageReach Laureate Country: United States Project Countries: Mozambique, Malawi Website:http:// www.villagereach.org VillageReach extends the reach of healthcare services to remote, underserved communities by creating dynamic delivery and information monitoring systems. Frequently, lifesaving vaccines and medical technologies never reach last mile communities because rural health systems lack the necessary infrastructure and resources. VillageReach uses basic logistics and supply chain management practices to support last mile health systems. VillageReach's Management Information System tracks medicines, supplies and equipment and generates accurate, real-time data about the health centers and the communities they serve. VillageReach's was model was implemented in over 260 clinics in northern Mozambique, serving 5 million people and resulting in an increase in the vaccination coverage rate from 68.9% to 95.4%. For more information about The Tech Awards, visit: http://www.techawards.org/ About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum -- located in the Capital of Silicon Valley -- is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.