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Best Practices for Building an Integrated National Health Information System: Rwanda.

The Rwanda Health Information Exchange (RHIE) is among the world’s first efforts to establish an integrated national health information system in a low-resource setting. Global decision-makers and implementers can benefit from both RHIE’s open source tools and knowledge of leading and managing innovation for integration. This study assesses best practices in the design, development, and […]

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Modelling potential distribution of current and future malaria in Tanzania: An Ecological Niche framework

Malaria is endemic in most parts of Tanzania and remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality both in rural and urban areas. Ecological niche modelling (ENM) has been considered a useful tool to assess the potential geographical distribution of various species. The application of such tool is very limited in predicting the potential distribution […]

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Smartphones to improve health workers performance and rational drug use for management of childhood illnesses in low resource settings.

In low resource settings, where childhood mortality is high, health workers (HWs)’ compliance to guidelines is essential to improve management of childhood illness. We developed paper and electronic versions of an algorithm for the management of childhood illness (ALMANACH) combining clinical elements with rapid tests for malaria and urinary infection. We assessed HWs’ compliance to […]

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Improving Elderly Autonomy Through Serious Gaming and Social Networking.

In fifteen years, the number of octogenarians will have increased by 80%. With the ageing of the population, chronic diseases are expected to double by 2050. Healthcare systems may collapse under the weight of the demand. In this context, the MobilityMotivator project aims to provide elderly people with a tool to help them ageing well […]

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Patient Age, Sex, Education and Income level determine Mobile Phone use in HIV Care.

Despite years of goal making and action taking, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) remains a major global health issue. Challenges include: retaining patients in care and optimising adherence to Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART). Mobile phones are one possible solution to these challenges. The main aim of our study was to identify patient demographic groups least likely to […]

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CBK-learning: new technologies for the health education of prospective and new parents.

Health education and coaching represents 75% of the support given to birthing mothers during their hospital stays. The important need for information and support before and after the birth of their child convinced Clinique Bohler to invest in the development of an e-Learning platform, adapted to the lifestyles of young parents.Cbk-learning is an innovative concept […]

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Use of mobile platform to track referrals

mTB by Front Line Workers in a Tribal District in India: A Pilot Study

The Union through community engagement process has mapped and trained Rural Health Care providers who are “first point of contact” for marginalized and vulnerable population. The trainings have contributed to imparting the knowledge about TB and referrals of TB symptomatics to National TB Control Programme. A paper based referral mechanism is established to capture the […]

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ICT Model delivers integrated Primary Healthcare and Allied Services in Developing Countries? Evidence from India

Various functional units of health system depend on data and communication generated by its peer units and stakeholders for effective planning, implementing, and assessing its own functions. Currently, functional units maintain aggregated MIS data that does not provide the peer units and stakeholders any option to plan, deliver, and assess requirements, access, and usage of […]

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