Health & Innovation

Information technology can significantly advance the delivery of healthcare in developing countries, addressing problems such as the high risk of maternal death across Africa and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. “Health & Innovation” will directly support organizations working to improve health outcomes in developing countries. We work in partnership with the following organizations:


Doctors without Borders – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – and their training and research partner, Epicentre to support their Niger Research Center with $100,000 a year over a period of 3 years, the goal is to support MSF and Epicentre’s capacity building at the Center and support African driven research to improve medical practice within Niger and MSF as a whole.

AMREF Health Africa’s JIBU program will use an $80,000 a year over 3-year grant to scale their mobile nursing education pilot into a comprehensive program to provide targeted m-learning or mobile nursing education in Eastern Africa.

The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy: since 2008, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), has received an annual partnership grant of $100,000 to develop the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy into a rigorous leadership development curriculum enabling junior nurse faculty to develop the necessary leadership skills to become successful leaders in nursing education.


Health & Innovation News

Africa in the era of sustainable development

April 19th, 2017

A functional community health system is helping Africa achieve universal health coverage and other UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) Adolescent […]

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Elsevier and Doctors without Borders Partner to Help Tackle Africa’s Health Challenges

November 15th, 2016

The Elsevier Foundation provides a three-year $300,000 grant to MSF/Epicentre’s Niger Research Center Amsterdam, October 25, 2016 Elsevier, a world-leading provider […]

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Grant will support Doctors without Borders’ research and training hub in Niger

November 15th, 2016

An Elsevier Foundation partnership will provide $300,000, while Elsevier provides access to critical products and services Can a new heat-resistant […]

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M-learning gives Kenyan nurses scalable continuing education

February 22nd, 2016

Amref Health Africa ramps up Jibu – Swahili for “answer” – a mobile nursing education app with support from the […]

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Ugandan awarded for fighting depression in HIV patients

February 15th, 2016

Ugandan biologist, Dr Etheldreda Nakimuli‐Mpungu is named among the five winners of the coveted Elsevier Foundation Award in recognition of […]

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Elsevier Foundation contributes $1 million USD in improving health information, research in developing countries, diversity in STM, and nursing education

February 2nd, 2016

 New programs address Sustainability Development Goals Amsterdam, February 1, 2016 – The Elsevier Foundation has launched a series of new […]

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Elsevier Foundation’s new programs support STEM diversity and developing country partnerships

February 1st, 2016

Partnerships will focus on innovation in health information, research ecosystems, and nurse faculty leadership The Elsevier Foundation has launched a […]

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Gender Summit Ylann Schemm Interview

Gender Summit 4 – Europe 2014, From Ideas to Markets

July 1st, 2014

In June, Ylann Schemm, head of Elsevier’s Corporate Responsibility program, attended the Gender Summit 4 – Europe 2014, From Ideas to Markets: Excellence […]

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