Monday, December 19, 2011

FareShare North East Hunger Relief Warehouse in Newcastle, England, Now Live

FareShare North East – in Newcastle – went live yesterday with the On-line Warehouse Hunger Module.  The last depot (aka warehouse) in Edinburgh is next on the schedule.

"This is exciting seeing the whole United Kingdom network live on our solution. Thanks for everyone’s help in making this possible," stated Shari Temple of Aidmatrix [14:53 GMT December 16 2011].

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Aidmatrix CEO & President Scott McCallum Travels to Aidmatrix India

Our CEO & President Governor Scott McCallum spent the last week traveling to India to visit our Aidmatrix India office. There were three major events that took place during his time spent with Aidmatrix India:

The Corporate Disaster Resource Network (CDRN) National Stakeholder Council Formation Dinner: 23 corporate and 3 government officials were present and interacted with the Governor and the Aidmatrix Idnia team with a focus how improve and grow the CDRN. The CDRN is a web based supply chain management system that helps Relief agencies, Response agencies and Local governments access and feed in real time information on products and services required for emergency humanitarian relief.

Aidmatrix received the "Best IT Implementation for Greatest Social Impact" from PCQuest at an award function organized by Cybermedia Group
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Aidmatrix India hosted a symposium, organised in collaboration with the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, on "Preparedness & Relief management at times of emergencies & natural disasters." 40 Companies and 4 government officials attended the event.

Governor McCallum was also interviewed by the Economic Times in India, which you can read here

Aidmatrix Featured in NAPA (National Academy of Public Administration) Annual Meeting Highlights

Mr. John M. Kamensky, Senior Fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government and an Associate Partner with IBM's Global Business Services blogged about the highlights from the NAPA Annual Meeting last month (for The IBM Center for The Business of Government), and Aidmatrix was featured as the Nonprofit Network for Disaster Management and Recovery. 

Here is the excerpt about Aidmatrix:

Non-Profit Networks.  I had no idea that a non-profit electronic supply chain network has been created to coordinate a “national donations management network” that responds to disasters and other urgent local needs such as food banks.  This organization, AidMatrix, links corporations such as the Oscar-Meyer food company, non-profits such as the Red Cross, and government agencies such as FEMA.  The electronic network allows all its partners a view into what is in the supply warehouses around the world in order to get “the right aid to the right people at the right time.”

Aidmatrix President Scott McCallum, former governor of Wisconsin, said that the network not only wants to coordinate the distribution of needed supplies in disaster zones, such as Haiti, but also prevent a “secondary disaster” of sending the wrong people or supplies to a disaster area, such as the donation of a hospital to Haiti after the earthquake – but without a place to set it up, or doctors, or supplies, etc.  He also cited the intercepted delivery of a shipload of teddy bears!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Hindu : Sport / Football : Polio awareness campaign at I-League

The Hindu : Sport / Football : Polio awareness campaign at I-League

Polio awareness campaign at I-League

IMG Reliance and the I-League have joined hands with the polio eradication campaign ‘India Unite to End Polio Now’ (IUEPN).

On the opening weekend of the I-League (October 22 and 23), there will be an awareness campaign in Kolkata and Pune which will include distribution of t-shirts, visors and banners to fans at the match venues, a press release said.

Following matches would be covered as a part of the initiative: Pune FC v/s Shilong Lajong (at Pune), East Bengal vs Churchill Brothers (Kolkata) (both today) and Indian Arrows vs Mohun Bagan Ac (Kolkata); Air India vs Mumbai FC (Pune) (both tomorrow).

IUEPN is an initiative of Aidmatrix Foundation, supported by UNICEF, and a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), World Health Organisation (WHO), National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP), Rotary International and US Centre for Disease Control (CDC).

The I-League started today and will go on till April 2012 end.

Fourteen teams are participating in the League, comprising 182 matches across 26 rounds.

UNICEF Polio Eradication Communication Specialist, Rod Curtis, appreciated the I-League and IMG Reliance’s support to India’s fight against the crippling disease.

“For far too long, polio has been crippling children but we are now in sight of a polio-free India,” he said.