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Technological Advances, Women In Tech Helping To Improve Maternal, Women’s Health

Council on Foreign Relations “Women Around the World/Women and Foreign Policy Program”: New, Affordable Technology is Improving Women’s Health Access Catherine Powell, adjunct senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy at CFR, and Maiya Moncino, research associate in international economics at CFR, discuss ways technology can improve maternal and women’s…

Researcher Discusses Potential For Digital Activity Trackers To Help Lower NCD Risks

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: The Promise of Digital Health in the Fight against Noncommunicable Diseases Avni Varia, digital health researcher with IntraHealth International, discusses how wearable digital activity trackers might help some people increase their physical activity levels and lower their risk of hypertension and other noncommunicable diseases (9/6).

More News In Global Health

Devex: At AIDS 2018, a strong push for HIV self-testing. But is everyone on board? (Ravelo, 8/2). Devex: Q&A: How mobile technology can help achieve the SDGs (Roby, 8/2). Forbes: Icons of Impact: A Global Surgeon Who Invests In Impact (Doherty, 8/1). The Guardian: Professor forced into hiding by death…

Blog Post Discusses How Lessons From Technology Career Apply To Global Health

PLOS Blogs’ “Global Health”: Using tech to fight the good fight Lucy Richards, executive director of NCDFREE, discusses lessons learned from working at a corporate tech agency and applies them to a career in global health. Richards writes, “I choose to believe in the ‘good’ of technology, and trust that…

Software Helps Monitor Patients Across PMTCT Of HIV Continuum Of Care

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Software helps prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission In this guest post, Cristina de la Torre of MEASURE Evaluation discusses the use of DHIS 2 software to “monitor referrals and linkages across health services,” particularly for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission. De la Torre notes additional information is…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: ‘Forced’ sterilization of Brazilian woman sparks uproar (Smith, 6/14). Fast Company: How satellite imagery could combat infectious diseases around the world (Terdiman, 6/13). Financial Times: HIV treatment breakthrough boosts GSK (Neville, 6/14). Reuters: GSK’s two-drug HIV treatment meets main goal in late-stage studies (Nair, 6/14). IRIN: Q&A: How…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Why mums-to-be are fleeing Venezuela (Watson, 5/18). Deutsche Welle: What good is AI for UN Development Goals? (Abbany, 5/16). Devex: More than 30 million people were internally displaced in 2017, report shows (Lieberman, 5/18). Reuters: Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg Technology: Gates Sees Vaccine Technology Promise as Drug Resistance Rises (Patton, 4/18). Devex: Q&A: Gates experts on how to beat malaria with data (Cheney, 4/20). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: North Korea and the Global Fund (Burki, May 2018). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Neglected tropical diseases: securing sustainability (Sansom, May…

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