Category Archives: Information & Communication Technology

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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The Key Populations Atlas

UNAIDS, April 2018 http://www.hivsharespace.net/resource/key-populations-atlas UNAIDS has just relaunched its Key Populations Atlas, an online tool that provides a range of information about members of key populations worldwide, including sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, … Continue reading

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Global health research in an unequal world: ethics case studies from Africa

by G Aellah, T Chantler, P W Geissler CABI Books, September 2016 275 pp. 5.8 MB https://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/FullTextPDF/2016/20163308509.pdf This book is a collection of fictionalised case studies of everyday ethical dilemmas and challenges, encountered in the process of conducting global health … Continue reading

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 96, Number 4, April 2018

Highlights from the April 2018 issue: Civil registration and vital statistics Learning from global health history Depression and tuberculosis in Ethiopia Measuring air pollution in China Cancer care in Africa The global virome project

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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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Progress for every child in the SDG Era

Editors Anna Grojec, Erin Tettensor, Catherine Rutgers et al. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), March 2018 104 pp. 20.8 MB https://data.unicef.org/wp- content/uploads/2018/03/Progress_for_Every_Child_in_the_SDG_Era_final.pdf Early assessment of progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals confirms an alarming lack of data in 64 … Continue reading

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