IBM Health Corps

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

We’re all familiar with the gender gap that persists in the STEM fields. Only 30 percent of the world’s researchers are female, and women receive only about 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees awarded in computer science and engineering. But this week, in celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re not […]

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Will Technology Advancements in Health Benefit All?

Calling for Submissions to IBM Health Corps The right information, at the right time, in the hands of the right person. That, in essence, is the central goal of technology in health – to assist with data collection, analysis, and planning so a physician, community health worker, epidemiologist, or hospital administrator can make timely, insight-driven […]

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Data, Design, and Disease: Why Mosquitoes Don’t Stand a Chance

Last January, I worked alongside a team of fellow IBMers to reimagine how Panamá fights back against infectious diseases like Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya. We were a team of experts deployed via IBM Health Corps – part of IBM’s moonshot in healthcare – and designed specifically to make sure everyone has access to technology that can […]

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Working to End Cancer Treatment Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced two separate, groundbreaking market-access agreements with two major pharmaceutical manufacturers to expand access to 16 essential cancer treatment medications – including chemotherapies in sub-Saharan Africa. In her commentary below, IBM Corporate Citizenship Vice President Jen Crozier details the significance of this development, […]

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Making a Difference, Not Just a Living

If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal […]

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Engage Communities, Harness Data, Transform Health: Introducing IBM Health Corps

Major advances in public health have been based on paradigm shifts in our understanding of either how disease spreads or is treated and how to keep populations healthy. Many of these advances have been made possible by collecting and analyzing data. For example, we once thought disease was spread by clouds of “bad air.” Dr. […]

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