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Technological Innovations Can Improve Health Care Quality, Help Meet Development Goals

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security Corinne Mahoney, senior manager of communications and knowledge management at IntraHealth International, discusses the use of mobile phones to help spread information and knowledge among health workers, writing, “When we invest to give health workers what…

Mobile Phone Ownership Provides Women Multiple Economic, Health Benefits

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A phone of her own: How mobile access can change women’s lives Leora Klapper, a lead economist in the Finance and Private Sector Research Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, discusses the multiple benefits to women who own mobile…

IRIN Investigates Relationship Of IT Firm Palantir With Humanitarian Community

IRIN: Spies Sans Frontières? “…The [software] tool, developed by secretive Silicon Valley firm Palantir, can be enlisted to tackle a range of humanitarian problems: from people trafficking and gun-running to stemming floods. It could revolutionize disaster coordination, management, and response. But the global aid community is wary. Palantir retains extremely…

February 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The February 2016 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including kangaroo mother care for newborns, the use of mobile phones in polio eradication, and classifying perinatal deaths (February 2016).

‘meHealth’ Interventions Require Customized Designs To Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation

Devex: ‘meHealth’ for HIV in Africa Jesse Coleman, mHealth program manager at Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute and researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand “What in the world is ‘meHealth’? It’s the combination of mHealth and e-health technologies and services to give personalized health support to anyone in…

New Issue Of ‘Global Health: Science And Practice’ Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: December 2015 The new issue of “Global Health: Science and Practice” features articles on various topics, including a study on voluntary medical male circumcision in Zambia, advancing family planning in the DRC, and using mHealth tools in Guinea’s Ebola response (December 2015).

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