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Big Players, Small Players: Innovations in Mobile Health

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Big Players, Small Players: Innovations in Mobile Health

Currently, over 70 percent of the five billion wireless subscribers in the world live in low or middle-income countries. As usage expands, so does the potential for the application of mobile phones in improving healthcare. In a recent WHO report, 22 low-income countries and 29 high-income countries reported having at least one initiative in mobile […]

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The Only Animal Disease to be Eradicated: A Critical Exploration of Rinderpest and Our Future with Diseases

| October 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Only Animal Disease to be Eradicated: A Critical Exploration of Rinderpest and Our Future with Diseases

Disease eradication used to be a somewhat far-fetched idea even after the 1980 eradication of smallpox. It seemed like a one-time nonreplicable incident, simply a historic medical feat. The complicated politics surrounding disease eradication—enforcing water hygiene, reducing stigmatization, establishing a viable healthcare infrastructure system—continue to seem too overwhelming to resolve. Yet, recent events in the […]

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