Tag: Technology

mHealth: a Revolution or a Fad?

| April 13, 2012 | 1 Comment
mHealth: a Revolution or a Fad?

In today’s world, it wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that people communicate more through mobile communications than through any other mode of communication. The prevalence of mobile phones use is, quite literally, taking over the world. Around 4 billion people currently own mobile phones; that’s over half the world population. More surprisingly, almost two-thirds of mobile phone users are from developing countries. The fastest growth of mobile phone use is seen in the developing countries, and the lack of technology is hindering health care quality growth in those same countries.

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Technology in the Time of Cholera, Part II: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Technology in the Time of Cholera, Part II: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

By Joy Ming Global Health and Technology Online Columnist This second segment of a two-part series focuses on the recent use of water purification techniques to control and prevent future outbreaks. The earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago left a trail of destruction that is still visible today.[1] One path of residue is the […]

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Technology in the Time of Cholera Part I: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

| October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Technology in the Time of Cholera Part I: Using Technology to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent Cholera in Haiti

By Joy Ming Technology & Global Health Columnist This first segment of a two part series focuses on the recent use of genomic technology to trace the origins of the outbreak. On January12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, affecting three million people.[1] Though nearly two years have passed since the earthquake, repercussions are still […]

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