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Lancet Studies Examine Aspects Of Global Health Funding

“Global health funding boosted by private donors has quadrupled since 1990, but the extra money has not always gone to the right countries and diseases, according to a pair of studies released Friday,” in the journal Lancet, AFP/Google.com reports.

CNN, The Independent, VOA News Examine Technology, Health Systems In Developing Countries

CNN examines the increasing numbers of health workers using cell phone technology to monitor diseases in the developing world. The article features EpiSurveyor – “a free, open-source application designed for personal digital assistants” that can be downloaded onto cell phones, so that officials can “gather data directly from the site of…

Also In Global Health: Text Messages For Health; Chagas Disease; Infant, Maternal Mortality In Botswana; Community Health Programs In Africa; Swaziland’s Health System

UN Launches Pilot Study In Uganda That Uses Text Messages To Promote Public Health The U.N. has launched a ten-day pilot project in Jinja, Uganda, that uses mobile phones to educate the public about health, the Monitor reports. As part of the Texting4Health initiative, an estimated 10,000 people will receive…

Ongoing Refugee Crisis In Pakistan Overwhelms Health System

The AP/Washington Post examines how the millions of Pakistani refugees fleeing from the army’s offensive against the Taliban in the northwest of the country are overwhelming the country’s health care system.