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Earth Institute Participates in First Ever mHealth Survey

By Chelsea Kinsman
Patty Mechael, Nadi Kaonga, and Hima Batavia, researchers at the Earth Institute (EI), assisted in designing the first ever mHealth survey module as part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Second Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) Survey.

by |June 22, 2011

The Rising Tide of Community Health Workers

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.

by |March 2, 2011

Top Ten Lessons Learned on mHealth

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… read more

by |November 15, 2010

Using Mobile Phones to Help Prevent HIV Transmission to Children

By Casey Iiams-Hauser and Yanis Ben Amor
HIV infection in children occurs most often during pregnancy and labor or post-natally during breastfeeding. While new HIV infections among children have declined since 2002, a staggering 430,000 children were infected in 2008…

by |November 9, 2010

EI Exhibits Wares at mHealth Summit in Washington

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… read more

by |November 7, 2010