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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).

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Fact Sheets Provide Overview Of U.S. Global Health Efforts In Liberia

USAID: Global Health Security Agenda Program This fact sheet provides an overview of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and its efforts in Liberia, noting, “In Liberia, GHSA supports a multi-sector coordination mechanism for sampling and testing animals; builds capacity of animal health professionals for risk-based epidemiology and response; and…

Technological Innovations Could ‘Revolutionize’ TB Care, Help Achieve ‘TB-Free World’

Devex: Opinion: The impact of the technology revolution on tuberculosis Michael Reid, assistant professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and researcher at the UCSF Center for Global Health Diplomacy and Delivery “…There is … rising optimism that available technological innovations…