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TEDxPearlRiver - Nand Wadhwani - Health Phone: The First Mile Now Reachable

Health education: The final mile now reachable Nand Wadhwani is a Founding Trustee of The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust and now lives in Hong Kong. He has worked in partnership with development organizations and governments, in educating mothers and children, teachers, doctors and village health workers, community leaders and the public at large about nutrition, health, water, hygiene, sanitation and disease management. Nand firmly believes that the most effective and efficient way to advance health education is by delivering contextually-appropriate messages directly to the people who need it most. He is presently developing HealthPhone, an illiterate-friendly mobile phone with preloaded, reliable, health and nutrition material and that will initially be offered in English and 15 Indian languages. (Thank you to Victor Zhang and Podge Dimagiba for video transcoding and editing, respectively, and photography by AJ Libunao at www.flickr.com/photos/TEDxPearlRiver/sets) www.TEDxPearlRiver.com About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations). www.ted.com/tedx
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