Category Archives: Digital Health

HESP-News & Notes 20/2017 – Latest Issue

EDITORIAL Dear colleagues, when we announced the closure of HESP-News Briefing end of September 2017 we received quite a number of messages from disappointed subscribers. A typical one is the following: Dear all,  this is the saddest news that has … Continue reading

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KfW hackathon generates innovative urban health solutions

http://health.bmz.de/events/Events_2017/KfW_hackathon_innovative_urban_health_solutions/i ndex.html At this year’s World Health Summit, KfW Entwicklungsbank organised a two-day hackathon at which teams of young experts from countries around the world searched for innovative solutions to urban health challenges. At the award ceremony KfW General Manager … Continue reading

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Open Access Overview: Focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles and their preprints

by Peter Suber Director, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, December 2015 Read online at: http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm This is an introduction to open access (OA) for those who are new to the concept. It is hoped it’s short enough to read, long … Continue reading

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Digital Health for Systems: Strengthening Family Planning Systems Through Time and Resource Efficiencies

by Nicole Ippoliti, Trinity Zan, Margaret D’Adamo et al. High-Impact Practices in Family Planning (HIPs), 2017 8 pp. 782 kB https://www.fphighimpactpractices.org/wp- content/uploads/2017/09/DigitalHealthForSystems.pdf This new HIP brief summarizes the experience and evidence for the most commonly used digital health technologies aimed … Continue reading

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September Issue of GHSP Journal Published

Access at: http://www.ghspjournal.org/ Or download the full open-access issue (PDF 206 pp 11.8 MB) at: http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/ghsp/5/3/local/complete-issue.pdf The latest instalment of Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP) puts a spotlight on routine health information systems (RHISs) with three original articles on … Continue reading

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GHJournalSearch: The easy-to-use database that helps you find the right journal to publish your global public health research

https://www.ghjournalsearch.org/ GHJournalSearch is an easy-to-use free resource developed by the USAID-supported Johns Hopkins Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project in collaboration with The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Our goal for GHJournalSearch is to present the major core peer … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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MSF Medical Guidelines

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been producing medical guidelines for over 25 years to help practitioners in the field. The contents of these guidelines are based on scientific data collected from MSF’s experiences, the World Health Organisation (WHO), other renowned … Continue reading

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The readability of scientific texts is decreasing over time

by Pontus Plavén-Sigray, Granville James Matheson, Björn Christian Schiffler et al. eLife Sciences, 2017;6:e27725 14 pp. 2.4 MB https://elifesciences.org/download/aHR0cHM6Ly9jZG4uZWxpZmVzY2llbmNlcy5vcmcv XJ0aWNsZXMvMjc3MjUvZWxpZmUtMjc3MjUtdjIucGRm/elife-27725-v2.pdf? hash=WA%2Fey48HnQ4FpVd6bc0xCTZPXjE5ralhFP2TaMBMp1c%3D Clarity and accuracy of reporting are fundamental to the scientific process. Readability formulas can estimate how difficult a text … Continue reading

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Africa Health, September 2017, Vol. 39 Number 6

44 pp. 2.4 MB https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/content_link/Ev6Vr0aNTZbzoDLxFt5ssTDrNkvfDGs Dva7NNqrpaOAMZj2QqqdtWsgcXDSXDU2M/file?dl=1 This edition includes the challenges of using and misusing insecticide-treated bed nets; Conducting clinical trials during disease epidemics; Strengthening capacity for responding to filovirus outbreaks; Developing effective leadership from the modern physician; tackling Africa’s … Continue reading

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