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HealthPhone™ Named as a Finalist for the 2013 Katerva Award


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HealthPhone: What every health worker, family and community has a right to know
HealthPhone: What every health worker, family and community has a right to know
PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 28, 2014 - The Katerva Award highlights the most innovative projects from around the world and has been referred to as “the Nobel Prize of Sustainability.”

HealthPhone™ has been selected as a Finalist for the 2013 Katerva Award. HealthPhone™, a project of The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust, is a personal video reference library and guide to better health and nutrition practices, for families and communities, including the illiterate, in their language, pre-loaded on a US$3 microSD memory card to insert in their basic mobile feature phones. This gives them direct access to knowledge to learn, share, educate and exactly at the time when they need to deal with a health problem, where they are, and as they are, without a connection or cost. Videos are currently available in 63 languages. Visit http://healthphone.org for more information.

Katerva also allows the public to help choose from the finalists the innovation they feel has the most to offer the world. All 50 finalists are therefore eligible for the Katerva People's Choice Award. The public is invited to vote for the People's Choice Award from the 7th through the 28th of March on the Katerva website, www.katerva.net  Please vote for HealthPhone™.

The Katerva Award Finalists and the Winner gain significant support through Katerva’s Winner's Circle, a group of businesses and committed experts, with the aim of implementing the winning project for maximum impact.

For more information and to view more information on all the Finalists, please go to: http://katerva.net/home/accelerate/2013_award_nom/

“To solve the complex sustainability challenges we face as stewards of our planet, will require innovative solutions across a wide range of disciplines and economic sectors. Katerva provides a much needed and novel forum for this to happen, as evidenced by the Finalists for the Katerva Award,” states Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr, Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, USA.

The Katerva Award Finalists and the Winner gain significant support through Katerva’s Winner's Circle, a group of businesses and committed experts, with the aim of implementing the winning project for maximum impact.

In a deliberation process which began in October, the Katerva nominees were submitted to a Equality, Human Development, Materials & Resources, Transportation, and Urban Design. The Katerva Award, now in its third year, draws upon a vast network of experts from science, business, academia, finance, and government. Once a nominee has been submitted, the project is carefully screened for eligibility. Eligible projects are then rated for validity, scalability, policy, and impact. Finalists are the top five projects from each of the ten categories.

“Katerva is not just interested in 'good' ideas; the ideas we are after will create big changes in how we live on this planet,” says Katerva's founder, innovation expert TerryWaghorn. Founded in 2010, “Katerva's approach places emphasis squarely on action for a sustainable future — creating and implementing solutions to sustainability-related concerns,” he says. Katerva is the first truly open world wide platform for change.

Katerva comes from the Latin word caterva, which means “crowd.” It's our belief that the wisdom of the crowd — energized, organized and leveraged, holds the key to the world's most pressing challenges.

For more information on Katerva or on the Katerva Award, see www.katerva.net or contact Jean Brittingham, jean@katerva.net Phone: +1 (801) 712-6577

For more information on HealthPhone™ see http://healthphone.org or contact Nand Wadhwani, nand@healthphone.org, Phone: +852 3482 5121

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852 3482 5121
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