Category Archives: Digital Health

More than numbers: How migration data can deliver real-life benefits for migrants and governments

by Frank Laczko, Solveigh Hieronimus, Lars Hartenstein et al. International Organization for Migration (IOM) and McKinsey & Company, January 2018 124 pp. 7.4 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/more_than_numbers.pdf Despite widespread consensus on the importance of data to manage migration effectively, the current availability … Continue reading

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10th Information & Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference

May 8-10, 2018 – May 11, 2018 Training Day Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC), Lusaka, Zambia The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve … Continue reading

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Mobile phone use among patients and health workers to enhance primary healthcare: A qualitative study in rural South Africa

by Jocelyn Olivia Todd Anstey Watkins, Jane Goudge, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé et al. Social Science & Medicine 198 (2018) 139–147 9 pp. 413 kB https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.01.011 Mobile phones have the potential to improve access to healthcare information and services in low-resourced … Continue reading

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In what circumstances is telemedicine appropriate in the developing world?

by Richard Wootton and Laurent Bonnardot Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Short Reports, 2010;1:37 11 pp. 2.1 MB http://www.swinfencharitabletrust.org/publications/academic- papers/062_wootton_bonnardot_2010.pdf The objective of the study was to review papers reporting actual experience with telemedicine in developing countries and … Continue reading

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Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies

A WHO Guideline for Emergency Risk Communication (ERC) policy and practice by Gaya M. Gamhewage, Sylvie Briand, Christy Feig et al. World Health Organization, 2017 78 pp. 2.6 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259807/2/9789241550208-eng.pdf?ua=1 WHO publishes the first ever evidence-based guideline on Emergency Risk … Continue reading

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Social Media – Social Good

Social Media – Social Good Tim France Inis Communication, 2017 40 pp. 4.6 MB https://iniscommunication.us14.list-manage.com/track/click? =ad0964d17c2ad1ea5cb86bdeb&id=e4c82ea6e4&e=96d568e7 A step-by-step guide to harnessing the power of social media to ensure the 2030 Global Goals are achieved. The Inis team manages the social … Continue reading

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Mobile instant messaging for rural community health workers: a case from Malawi

by Christoph Pimmer, Susan Mhango, Alfred Mzumara et al. Global Health Action 10(1), September 2017 12 pp. 1.4 MB http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16549716.2017.1368236 Mobile instant messaging (MIM) tools, such as WhatsApp, have transformed global communication practice. In the field of global health, MIM … Continue reading

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Health & Social Protection News & Notes issue 02/2017 is out

You can download the issue (28 pp. 781 kB) here! Best wishes for the festive season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018 Dieter Neuvians MD Editor d.neuvians@online.de

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Africa Country Benchmark Report 2017 (Summary)

The Definitive Resource for Understanding Africa by Krimson Karhu In On Africa (Pty) Ltd 28 pp. 4.3 MB http://www.inonafrica.com/download/7280/ In the context of this In On Africa (IOA) report — the Africa Country Benchmark Report (ACBR) — quality data and … Continue reading

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African Journal of Disability (Vol. 6, 2017)

http://ajod.org/index.php/ajod/announcement The African Journal of Disability introduces and discusses issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty and practices of exclusion and marginalisation. This open access journal published at least one … Continue reading

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