In the past few weeks, there has been an steady rise in news about Community Health Workers (CHWs), domestically and abroad. The reason for enthusiasm is obvious: without replacing doctors and nurses, regular people can take an active role in the health of their community.
In the past 10 years I have witnessed a shift in the mhealth industry from solutions in search of problems, to a real demand for mHealth from within the health sector. During this time, my research and work has taught me the art of capitalization—It’s critical to capitalize on what others have already accomplished, and [...]
From November 8-10, more than 2000 attendees will come together at the 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. to explore the many ways in which mobile technology is being leveraged to improve the health and well-being of millions of people through the world. Over 175 experts and leaders are scheduled to speak, with special Keynote [...]
Last week, the Earth Institute hosted a group of thirty-five students from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to discuss topics ranging from reproductive health concerns in Chad to the use of mobile technology for health services in the Millennium Villages Project. Led by experts from the Earth Institute’s Center for Global Health and [...]
I recently returned from a trip to the Mbola Millennium Village cluster in Tanzania to evaluate the progress of the project’s HIV/AIDS services for pregnant women. Since its beginning in 2006, the Millennium Villages project (MVP) has improved access to general medical services in the cluster, including the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) [...]
Joanna Rubinstein, Director of the Earth Institute’s Center for Global Health and Economic Development (CGHED), was a recent guest of The Kojo Nmadi Radio Show on WAMU 88.5, an NPR affiliate. The program was broadcast from the InterAction 2010 Forum, a dialogue for international relief and development advocacy, in Washington, DC, where Rubinstein was in [...]
Today is the first World Pneumonia Day (WPD). To demonstrate your solidarity with the millions of children who are afflicted with pneumonia every year, WPD asks that you wear blue jeans to school, work, or wherever you go on this day. WPD has organized a Global Pneumonia Summit of over 100 media representatives, scientists, political [...]