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Using Magpi for Global Health Research

Although Magpi is now used for many purposes in many sectors, it was born from a need to do global health research and evaluation in the field (did you know the original name of Magpi was “EpiSurveyor” = “epidemiological survey tool”).  So even today, one of the things that we’re most enthusiastic about is when we learn about practitioners and clinicians and researchers using Magpi mobile data collection to advance health science all around the world. Of course, Magpi’s model — allowing users to simply sign up for free at www.magpi.com and start using the software, without any meetings or approval — means that in most cases we don’t know when someone is using the software.  But once in awhile Google helps us find great examples of Magpi use for health purposes, and below are four of our favorites: Assessment of Surgical Needs in Nepal Using Mobile Devices: Mobile Data Collection in a Developing Country Eugenia E.

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U.S. Should Extend Temporary Protected Status For Haitians

New York Times: Don’t Send 50,000 Back to Fragile Haiti Editorial Board “Tens of thousands of Haitians living in the United States are facing an ominous deadline. The temporary protected status that has allowed them to live and work here legally since 2010 — the year an earthquake devastated their country and left them unable…More

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Stevenson’s Story: Starvation in Central Haiti

Photo by Cecille Joan Avila / Partners In HealthManise Darius, center, holds her 6-month-old son, Stevenson Louis, in front of their home outside Boucan Carré, Haiti. Ferlanda Louis, her 2-year-old daughter enrolled in PIH’s malnutrition program, peaks out from behind her skirt. He felt impossibly light. At 6-months-old, Stevenson Louis should have been a pudgy, smiling, playful infant. He should have been sitting on his own, or close to it.

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Controlling cholera in the Ouest Department of Haiti using oral vaccines

by Alexander Kirpich, Thomas A. Weppelmann, Yang Yang, John Glenn Morris Jr., Ira M. Longini Jr.

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The Consequences of Contaminated Water

Thank you to CDC’s Rick Gelting, Tom Handzel and Eric Mintz for their assistance in writing this story. March 22 is World Water Day. CDC highlights the need for all people to have access to safe water, and to prevent sickness and death from waterborne diseases such as cholera World Water Day We all remember when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, killing 230,000 people and displacing over a million. Fewer people remember that roughly nine months after the earthquake, the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) confirmed cases of cholera for the first time in Haiti.

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The UN’s Shame and Haiti’s Suffering

It’s well known at this point that the United Nations brought cholera to Haiti. The worst cholera outbreak in recent global health records, in a country that hadn’t seen cholera in its recorded history. 9700 people died. The UN then spent six years attempting to avoid admitting to its role in the transmission. Finally, molecular… Read More »

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Haitian Government, U.N., Partner Organizations Launch 2-Year, $291M Plan To Save Lives,…

U.N. News Centre: Haitian Government, U.N., and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience “The United Nations together with relief organizations in Haiti have launched a two-year, $291 million response plan with the government to reach more than 2.4 million people across the island that was struck by a devastating hurricane last…More

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Death toll rising in storm-ravaged areas of southern Haiti

Aid officials say up to 90 percent of southern Haiti has been destroyed since Hurricane Matthew struck the impoverished nation last week, with the death count rising to nearly 900 people. The death toll is likely to rise as many bodies are likely still buried in the rubble or in the hardest-hit areas that cannot yet

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Our Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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‘Loss Beyond Measure’ in Southern Haiti

Photo by Johanne Hilaire / Partners In HealthDr. Joia Mukherjee, PIH chief medical officer, sees patients in the pediatric ward of Hôpital Immaculée Conception in Les Cayes, Haiti, on Oct. 15, 2016. Dr. Joia Mukherjee has seen devastation in Haiti

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Senators press U.S. to take stance on U.N. fault for cholera in Haiti

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a group of U.S. senators wants to know whether the government is willing to blame the U.N. for cholera in Haiti.

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News in the Humanosphere: U.N. launches $120 million appeal for Haiti

The U.N. humanitarian agency in Geneva made an emergency appeal Monday for nearly $120 million in aid, saying about 750,000 people in southwest Haiti alone will need “life-saving assistance and protection” in the next three months. U.N. officials said earlier that at least 1.4 million people across the region need assistance and that 2.1 million

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Haiti braces for post-hurricane cholera outbreak, a ‘potential humanitarian disaster‘

After Hurricane Matthew slashed through the impoverished nation of Haiti on Tuesday, leaving death and destruction its wake, the country may be facing another deadly crisis: a surge in cholera. The top United Nations official in Haiti, Mourad Wahba, described the Category 4 storm as “the largest humanitarian event” in the impoverished country since the

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Controversy over transparency: why non-profits need to disclose their “real” overhead ratio

“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.”[1] This is Read More

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