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Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Detects Cervical Precancers Better Than Experts, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: AI beats expert doctors at finding cervical pre-cancers “Artificial intelligence may be poised to wipe out cervical cancer, after a study showed on Thursday computer algorithms can detect pre-cancerous lesions far better than trained experts or conventional screening tests. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is…

Technology, Innovation Has Role But Will Not Address ‘Problems At The Heart’ Of Humanitarian Challenges

IRIN: Humanitarianism is in crisis. Digital innovation won’t fix it Mark Duffield, professor emeritus at the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol “…[D]onor governments have seen their influence decline as their political pursuit of austerity and domestic retrenchment increases and multilateralism loses its cohesion. Countering this negative prospect,…

Machine Learning Could Improve Global Access To, Management Of Health

WIRED: Machine learning can fix how we manage health on a global scale Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “Harnessing machine learning to improve health is a major ambition for both medical practitioners and the health care industry. If the two can join forces…

January 2019 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The January 2019 WHO Bulletin features articles on various topics, including an editorial calling for papers on ethical challenges of digital technologies in public health; a news article on the continuing threat of Zika; and a research article on using the polio program…

USAID Announces Winners Of 2018 Digital Development Awards

USAID: USAID Recognizes Winners of 2018 Digital Development Awards “[On Friday], the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the winners of its 2018 Digital Development Awards (Digi Awards), which recognize USAID projects’ innovative use of digital technologies and data to advance international development.” Winners included a program aimed…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Papua New Guinea scrambles to vaccinate as polio returns (12/3). BBC News: Namibia’s success in the fight against HIV (Carelse, 12/1). CNBC: Malnutrition and obesity are ‘unacceptably high’ around the world, costing the world trillions each year: Global Nutrition Report (Galligan, 12/1). The Guardian: Hope for male ‘pill’…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: HIV cases in children dropping but still too slowly, U.N. says (11/29). Bloomberg Quint: Google’s Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide (Brown, 11/28). Devex: A strained welcome awaits Venezuelans in Colombia (Daniels, 11/29). Devex: Innovation at WFP: A safe space combined with scale (Cheney, 11/29). Fox…

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…

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