Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 'A pilot study using interactive SMS support groups to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa'
Published on 3rd October 2012
We investigated the feasibility of using mobile phone text messaging (SMS) to promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected pregnant women recently diagnosed with HIV. Seven HIV-positive women (15–33 weeks gestation) from two urban antenatal clinics received mobile phones and were invited to use text messaging to discuss... full story
The Times (newspaper): 'The Times review of the NY Philharmonic/Gilbert at the Barbican'
Published on 20th February 2012
The SHM Foundation are proud to be supporting the International Associates Programme at the Barbican. Five of the world's leading ensembles in 2011-2012 season, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be making the Barbican their home, and in 2012 – 2013 the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra return with their first residencies... full story
Indigo Trust: 'Grant Awarded to SHM Foundation'
Published on 5th December 2011
With approximately 29% of pregnant South African women being HIV+, it's crucial that action is taken to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Unfortunately, for many newly diagnosed women, this can be a time of intense loneliness, anxiety and depression. In addition, the social stigma of HIV prevents some from seeking the treatment that would keep both them and their baby safe... full story
RSA - 21st century enlightenment: 'Conflict resolution'
Published on 3rd October 2011
The Resolution Rug is a fundamental and powerful teaching instrument designed to encourage and develop empathy among children; it is placed in a classroom setting to be used by teachers to diffuse conflict, education children in conflict resolution and encourage positive behaviour by fostering communication in children aged 4-6 as this age is an ideal time to educate and help children develop problem solving skills... full story
Published on 22nd September 2011
Anna Kydd, Director of SHM Foundation, speaks at the Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development conference. This conference was co-hosted by the Indigo Trust, Omidyar Network and Institute for Philanthropy. In this video, Anna talks about her organisation's work in the health field... full story
The Guardian Online: 'Activate 2011: Anna Kydd discusses innovations in mobile technology - video'
Published on 9th August 2011
Anna Kydd, director of the SHM Foundation, champions the mobile phone as a tool improving the quality of life of sufferers of HIV and Aids in Mexico, South Africa and the UK... full story
The Guardian Online: 'Activate 2011: Mobiles look set to play a big role in Africa's development'
Published on 24th June 2011
A race is on to find what mobiles can do in areas such as public health, governance and education as they are likely to be the only internet connection for most Africans for years to come... full story
Published on 15th April 2011
Engaging people in a real debate about electoral reform is difficult at the best of times. When the audience is a crowd of Keighley College students cajoled into attending with the promise of free sandwiches, it gets even harder. Undeterred, young volunteers with the SHM Foundation held a debate about the AV system at the West Yorkshire college on Thursday... full story
Published on 11th April 2011
Listening to a debate at a sixth-form college in Hackney, east London, you hear many of the arguments being thrashed out by politicians from both sides but refreshingly free of political calculation and concerns about which party stands to benefit most. The debate - one of a series taking place in London and across Yorkshire over the coming weeks - is part of the Political Academy, a non-partisan initiative designed to increase political participation among young people... full story
IT WEB: 'Mobile links mothers, medicine'
Published on 8th April 2011
For an HIV-positive, pregnant woman in Africa, a simple SMS message can often make the difference between having a healthy baby and becoming another statistic. Across the developing world... full story
Dazed and Confused: 'Disruption at the Barbican'
Published on 19th March 2011
Fashion, music and dance were combined in a one-off performance by young creatives at London's cultural epicentre. Inspired by the exhibition 'Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion', Disruption was a one-off presentation that brought fashion, music and dance together at the Barbican... full story