Category Archives: Digital Health

Integration of administrative records for social protection policies: contributions from the Brazilian experience

by Letícia Bartholo, Joana Mostafa, Rafael Guerreiro Osorio International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth Working Paper Number 169, May, 2018 36 pp. 544Kb http://www.ipc- undp.org/pub/eng/WP169_Integration_of_administrative_records_for_social_protection_policies .pdf The paper delves into the Brazilian Single Registry (Cadastro Único), the backbone of some … Continue reading

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Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

by Larissa Shamseer, David Moher, Onyi Maduekwe et al. BMC Medicine, March 2017, 15:28 14 pp. 764 kB https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12916-017-0785-9 The Internet has transformed scholarly publishing, most notably, by the introduction of open access publishing. Recently, there has been a rise … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Advance Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop

by Rachel M. Taylor and Joe Alper, Rapporteurs Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety, 2018 96 pp. 1.7 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24882 To explore how the use of technology can facilitate progress toward globally recognized health priorities, the Forum … Continue reading

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From global action against malaria to local issues: state of the art and perspectives of web platforms dealing with malaria information

by Dominique Briand, Emmanuel Roux, Jean Christophe Desconnets et al. Malaria Journa, l2018, 17:122 – Published: 21 March 2018 13 pp. 3.2 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2270-0? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com Since prehistory to present times and despite a rough combat against it, malaria remains a … Continue reading

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Wi-Fly: Widespread Opportunistic Connectivity via Commercial Air Transport

by Talal Ahmad, Ranveer Chandra, Ashish Kapoor et al. New York University and Microsoft Research, 2017 7 pp. 3.2 MB http://erichorvitz.com/opportunistic_internet_air_transport.pdf The authors have proposed using existing commercial aircraft flights and air routes to provide worldwide internet coverage at much … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why WhatsApp is a Game Changer for International Development

by Wayan Vota Technology Salon, March 1, 2018 Read online at: http://technologysalon.org/6-reasons-whatsapp-game-changer-international- development/ Quickly messaging people via computing technology is not a new activity. Internet Relay Chat (IRC) started in 1988, and we have gone through messaging service peaks with … Continue reading

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APHA opens public access to firearms research published in American Journal of Public Health

6 March 2018 Read online at: https://www.apha.org/news-and-media/news-releases/apha-news-releases/2018/ajph- gun-violence-collection Today the American Public Health Association (APHA) announced research papers, commentaries and analytic essays on public health and firearms published in the American Journal of Public Health are now available to all … Continue reading

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Effective Practices and Strategies for Open Access Outreach: A Qualitative Study

by Diane Dawson Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 6(General Issue), eP2216, 2018 36 pp. 237 kB https://jlsc-pub.org/articles/10.7710/2162-3309.2216/galley/163/download/ There are many compelling reasons to make research open access (OA), but raising the awareness of faculty and administrators about OA is … Continue reading

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Introduction to mHealth: Common mHealth Questions

by Laura Raney The mHealth Expert Learning Program, 2014 20 pp. 688 kB http://healthenabled.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/common_questions-2.pdf What is mHealth? Why is it important? Is it appropriate for my project? Where do I start to learn about mHealth? This document will guide you … Continue reading

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HESP-News & Notes – Issue 01/2018

Issue 01/2018 of HESP-News & Notes has just been published. You can download it (31 pp. 1.4 MB) here EDITORIAL In this issue you find three articles about plague – one about a provocative new study that modelled a series … Continue reading

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