Professor Ozcan is Awarded 2011 Innovator’s Challenge
Professor Aydogan Ozcan, for his LUCAS project, has been selected as the Top 11 Professionals in the 2011 Innovator’s Challenge held at the opening reception of the mHealth Summit in Washington DC by the mHealth Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation. The award drives to recognize and promote the advance use of wireless technology to improve health services and outcomes to the farthest reaches around the world. All eleven winners are to join forums and showcase their innovations at the 2011 mHealth Summit together with the top experts in the mHealth field.
The MHealth Alliance was conceptualized in July 2008 in a conference in Bellagio, Italy and was launched the following year at the GSM Association mobile World Congress by United Nations, Rockefeller Foundation and Vodafone Foundation. Other founding partners are U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), GSM Association and Hewlett-Packard.
Improvement of global health is among the focus The Rockefeller Foundation. It aims to transform the health system and make it more accessible and affordable. Secondly, it aims to combat spread of infectious disease through linkage with disease surveillance network. Since its founding in 1913, the foundation aims at the well-being of people.