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AP: Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities (McGuirk, 1/15). Devex: Leprosy lives on in Nigeria, 20 years after its ‘elimination’ as a public health problem (Unah, 1/15). DW: Using smartphone tech to improve maternal health in Uganda (Yiga, 1/14). Forbes: Children Are Disappearing In Bangladesh (Ferguson, 1/14). Global…

Expert Discusses Privacy, Human Rights Implications Of Digital Health

BMJ Opinion: Ilona Kickbusch: The dark side of digital health Ilona Kickbusch, director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, discusses some of the implications of extensive data collection and other aspects of digital health for privacy and human rights…

Kenya Expands Use Of IntraHealth’s iHRIS Software To Manage Health Workers Contracted Through PEPFAR

IntraHealth International: Kenya Now Uses iHRIS Software to Manage PEPFAR Health Workforce “The government of Kenya is now using IntraHealth’s iHRIS software to manage 25,000 health workers contracted through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). IntraHealth already supports national and county governments in managing Kenya’s 67,000 public sector…

Royal Philips Executive Discusses How AI Could Impact Health Care In Future

World Economic Forum: Here are 3 ways AI will change healthcare by 2030 Carla Kriwet, chief executive officer of Connected Care and Health Informatics at Royal Philips, discusses potential ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) will impact health care in the future, writing, “By 2030, AI will access multiple sources…

FT Health Special Report Examines Technical, Policy Developments Helping Work Toward UHC

Financial Times: FT Health: Innovation in Healthcare “FT writers examine technical and policy developments that could have a real impact in the drive for universal health coverage, from drone initiatives in Malawi to new finance mechanisms that ‘de-risk’ deals for companies producing medical supplies for poorer countries” (Multiple authors, 11/28).

AI Technology Could Help Create Equity In Health Care If Challenges To Implementing Applications Addressed, Opinion Piece Says

Science: Artificial intelligence for global health Ahmed Hosny and Hugo J.W.L. Aerts, both with the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) Program of Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School and Radiaton Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute “Artificial intelligence (AI) has demonstrated great progress in the detection, diagnosis, and…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: U.N. aid chief: Over 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid (Lederer, 11/14). Borgen Magazine: 6 Neglected Tropical Diseases the WHO has Under Control (Rasmussen, 11/14). Devex: Q&A: How to overhaul community health for improved global outcomes (11/14). The Guardian: Rabies breakthrough offers fresh hope in battle against deadly…

European Health Forum Fellows Explore Role Of ‘Disruption’ In Improving Health Systems

BMJ Opinion: Disruption in healthcare: how can it improve population health? Kendall Jamieson Gilmore, a HealthPros fellow based in Italy; VĂ©ronique Bos, a Health Pros fellow based in the Netherlands; and Margot Neveux, policy and projects coordinator at the World Obesity Federation, and all European Health Forum Young Gastein Scholars,…