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TechWomen Team Nigeria Aims To Address Maternal, Infant Mortality Through Mobile Technology

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Empowering Women and Girls through STEM Rasheeda Clements, who serves in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, highlights the State Department’s TechWomen mentorship and cultural exchange program. One of the winning groups, TechWomen Team Nigeria, developed an automated…

USAID’s October 2018 Global Health Newsletter Focuses On Digital Health

USAID’s “Global Health News”: Digital Health USAID’s October 2018 newsletter focuses on digital health. “…[W]ith just over 10 years remaining to attain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, how do we harness data and technology to deliver on the promise of ‘Health for All?’ Digital health continues to be transformative in supporting…

USAID Releases October 2018 Issue Of Innovation And Impact Newsletter

USAID: Innovation and Impact Newsletter — October 2018 The latest issue of USAID’s Innovation and Impact Newsletter features the USAID co-drafted Principles of Donor Alignment for Digital Health, a “call to action for donors investing in digital technologies to support country health systems”; the announcement of a new human-centered design…

Mobile Technology Could Help Advance Tuberculosis Care, Prevention Efforts

STAT: Smartphones should fuel the next generation of tuberculosis care Peter M. Small, Rockefeller Foundation fellow and visiting scholar at Stony Brook University “…While we await game-changing new diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines, we can make far better use of smartphones today to connect people with tuberculosis with the care they…

More News In Global Health

The Atlantic: A Simpler Way to Get to the Bottom of Mysterious Illnesses in Poor Countries (Yong, 10/16). CNN: Fareed Zakaria GPS: Man vs. Microbe (10/14). Devex: A new ‘forever fund’ for food security (Rogers, 10/16). Devex: IFC releases draft impact investment guidelines (Edwards, 10/15). Devex: Q&A: Listening as the…

Digital Technology Can Help Improve Health Care Access, Quality For All

Project Syndicate: The Global Promise of Digital Health Ann Aerts, head of the Novartis Foundation, and Harald Nusser, head of Novartis Social Business “…[T]he ongoing digital revolution will allow us to improve health care in ways that were hard to imagine just a few years ago. … We need only…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: UNICEF urges health care access for trapped Syrians (10/10). Associated Press: Doctors say refugees banished to Nauru are suicidal (10/11). Bloomberg: Gates Foundation Backs Self-Checkup App’s Africa Expansion (Lauerman/Kahn, 10/10). Business Insider: The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor’s visit has partnered with Bill…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: U.N. asks Venezuela to accept humanitarian aid (9/27). BBC News: Infanticide in Kenya: ‘I was told to kill my disabled baby’ (Soy, 9/27). CIDRAP News: Report on bodily fluids shows Zika persistence in semen (Soucheray, 9/27). Devex: PATH partners with WHO in developing its first dedicated digital health…

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