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Congratulations Koray! $10,000 Biennial Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems

The prestigious Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems was awarded for the third time in 2014 to the New Zealand individual (whether from academia or industry) who has made the greatest contribution to the field of Open Systems in the past two years – our own Dr Koray Atalag.


Everyone these days seems to have a mobile phone, and most these days are smartphones, providing consumers with a portable computer wherever they go. This high penetration of smartphones means they can be harnessed for public health interventions, and evidence is increasingly showing that mobile-based healthcare works.

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App for young drivers gets Spark funding

The Back Pocket Driver team

A smartphone app, co-developed by researchers from the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), has come third in the University of Auckland’s 2014 Spark $100k Challenge.

Collaboration on tobacco cessation in Asia

Associate Professor Chris Bullen, Director of the National Institute for Health Innovation spoke at the Asean Regional Workshop on Sustainable Funding for Tobacco Control, held in Bangkok at the end of September. Also in attendance was New Zealand’s Trade Commissioner to Thailand, Karen Campbell. The event was jointly organised by UniServices, the Thai Health Foundation Promotion and the Thai National Quitline with Chris and Kelvin having a significant role in terms of seminar content, key messages and desired outcomes. We also received significant in-market support from the local New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) officers.

Media Release: Text message service aids malaria care

A mobile phone text message reminder service has proved to be a successful way of ensuring health workers stick to new protocols for malaria in Papua New Guinea.

Population health expert, Associate Professor Chris Bullen from the University of Auckland, outlined the impact of the mobile phone service, in a seminar on health and development in Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the University recently.