Category Archives: Information & Communication Technology

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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Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change

Meeting Report, June 27th and 28th, 2017 UNICEF House, New York 25 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.comminit.com/files/globalmechanismmeetingreport_0.pdf This report covers the key considerations and results from the all interested parties (stakeholders) meeting hosted by UNICEF in collaboration with The Communication Initiative … 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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Bulletin of the WHO, Volume 95, Number 10, October 2017

Complete list of contents Highlights from the October 2017 issue: Call for papers: health in the sustainable development goals Call for papers: programmes to detect, prevent and treat visual impairments Interview with Tabaré Vázquez, president of Uruguay Responding to false … 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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