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Electronic Communication, Monitoring Help Guinea In Efforts To End Ebola Epidemic

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: As Ebola Resurges in Guinea, So Do Government Efforts to Quash It Kayode Odusote, chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Health Development, discusses his trip to Guinea “to help the Ministry of Health roll out mHero, a new communication platform that connects health workers to health officials,…

Smartphone Technology Helps Track Dengue Cases In Pakistan

Huffington Post: How Cellphones Helped to Dramatically Reduce New Cases of Dengue Fever in Pakistan Ravi Kumar, digital strategist at World Bank Group “…According to Logged On, Smart Government Solutions from South Asia, a report by the World Bank, the [Pakistan] government … came to the decision to use smartphones…

Youth Engagement Central In Efforts To Address NCDs

Devex: The future of chronic diseases through the eyes of youth “Young people make up nearly half of the world’s population. And even though global health policy-making impacts them — think vaccinations, reproductive health, or preventative care — young people far too often don’t have a say in that process.…

India Aims To Improve Maternal, Child Health Through Mobile Messaging Initiative

Reuters: India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths “India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world’s highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers…” (Kalra, 3/17).

Blog Post Outlines 10 Top Global Health Issues For 2015

Humanosphere: 10 Global health issues to watch in 2015 In a guest post, Margarite Nathe, senior writer for IntraHealth International, outlines 10 top global health issues for 2015, including mental health, cancer, HIV/AIDS, family planning, mobile technology, global health security and surveillance, war and civil unrest, Ebola, the post-2015 development…

Indian Government To Use Mobile Technology To Track Rural Toilet Use

Reuters: India to track toilet use with tablets “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online program to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive. [Beginning in January], officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets, and iPads to report on whether toilets…

VanRoekel Speaks About Technology Infrastructure Building In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

FedScoop: VanRoekel talks firsthand of Ebola-plagued West Africa “Steven VanRoekel, about two months into his detail as chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development and its battle against Ebola, recently spent seven days in Ebola-stricken Liberia. … ‘A region that was really the shining star of the…

PATH Introduces Mobile Diagnostic Test For River Blindness

Forbes: Tech’s Next Challenge In Global Health: Tools, Not Apps “…Health apps are growing by the day. But, beyond apps, we need diagnostic tools that are easy, portable, and reliable, according to PATH, the Seattle-based non-profit working on global health challenges. … This month, PATH produced a new tool for…