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Community Survey: Use of Digital Clinical Resources

Digital clinical resources are on- and off-line tools that are used in the context of medical education and/or care delivery with the overarching goal of Read More

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Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.

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WHO, IHME Collaborate To Improve Quality, Use Of Global Health Data

WHO: A commitment to improve global health information The WHO announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation “…defining areas where they will work together to improve the quality and use of global health estimates to measure the world’s health challenges” (5/6).

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5 signs of overdevelopment

Why we need to view “underdevelopment” as just one side of the coin.


"The West Can Keep Their ‘Aid’": Uganda Looks East for Infrastructure

Members of the Uganda Economics Association debate Uganda’s record-high 2015/2016 budget, whose main focus is investment in the infrastructure sector. On a recent trip to Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park, located some 260km outside of the capital city of Kampala, I passed over the enormous Karuma hydroelectric power plant,


Introducing the Next Generation of Development Innovators: AidData’s Student Shark Tank Makes…

Students who presented at AidData’s Student Shark Tank Competition With support from USAID’s Global Development Lab (GDL), AidData invested this summer in the next generation of development innovators by hosting the AidData “Shark Tank”,


The Radio Star Strikes Back

“Good Morning Nairobi, and you’re listening to Frontline Radio KFMS…” More than 95% of the world’s population uses radio, making it the most popular communication technology in the world. Radio stations and DJs have also been some of Frontline’s earliest and most inspirational users, taking on climate change advocacy, coordinating responses during emergencies, amplifying voices for peace during conflict, and bringing communities together. When done well, combining radio with messaging makes the world’s most powerful broadcast platform a two-way channel that works when little else does


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How SCHISTO-H lurks behind the scenes of global women’s health

Malaria is the most destructive parasitic illness, by many accounts, but the second most is much less well-known. Schistosomiasis [shis-tuh-soh-mahy-uh-sis] infects over 250 million people. It is a common in areas with stagnant water where the where the parasitic flat-worms can enter even unbroken skin and take up residence in a host. The flat worms then produce thousands of eggs per day that can overwhelm the host’s organs. The disease itself is effectively treated with praziquantel but reinfection can occur quickly


Four Phases of Field Data: Tech Transforming Data Collection

Phase 1: In the Beginning There Was Paper Data Collection Since the beginning , large and small organizations have relied on data collection using paper forms. Today, because of the technologies available to us, the field is beginning to undergo tremendous changes. In a sense, paper-based data collection was “Phase 1″: field workers carrying huge stacks of […] The post Four Phases of Field Data: Tech Transforming Data Collection appeared first on Magpi.


Gilead Focuses On Researching HIV, Hepatitis B Treatments After Success Finding HCV Cure

Bloomberg Business: After Curing Hepatitis C, Gilead Works to Vanquish More Viruses “Gilead Sciences Inc., basking in the success of its cure for hepatitis C, is setting ambitious goals to vanquish two other major viral scourges: HIV and hepatitis B. Even with some promising signs in early trials, the biggest biotechnology firm in the world…More


3D printing can revolutionise emergency healthcare

Hear Laura James of NGO Field Ready explain how 3D printing can help create vital medical equipment in situ.


Lone innovators of the world unite

Conventional wisdom among much of the investor community might have you believe that only projects borne out of teams have the potential to succeed. People that work alone are an awkward fit. Maybe they’re considered anti-social, giving a sign that they’re not able (or willing) to work with others? Or they’re considered too introvert?


Community Survey: Use of Digital Clinical Resources

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Digital clinical resources are on- and off-line tools that are used in the context of medical education and/or care delivery with the overarching goal of Read More


Want a holistic view of the world of social innovation? Try these four books.

We’re seeing a steady stream of great books hitting the shelves at the moment, each focusing on a different aspect of the technology/social innovation debate. While some offer hardcore theory and research, others offer softer inspiration and advice. One day we’ll have a book which captures and weaves together all four – that would be the ideal book – but for now we’ll have to read them all as separate volumes. So, what are they?


A busy week for tech entrepreneurs in Kenya

A photo posted by Ciril Jazbec (@ciriljazbec) on Jul 25, 2015 at 10:30am PDT National Geographic photographer Ciril Jazbec was in town capturing the tech entrepreneur feel of Nairobi and surrounds. I’m about a week late on my post, but thought I’d round up some of the news from the crazy week that ended with […]


The Cross Section of a Tech Ecosystem

I end up talking a lot about our tech community here in Kenya and I’ve had a front seat to what it looks like from the iHub. In my mind, I think about it like the cable conduit below, where you have multiple different parts that seem to look, feel and act independently, but together […]


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