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  • Knowledge is Power: ChildCount+, mHealth in Tanzania

    Knowledge is Power: ChildCount+, mHealth in Tanzania

    Collecting data is difficult. Collecting data in low resource settings is even more difficult. In my epidemiology courses, I have the luxury of generating correlation coefficients and p-values with cleaned, robust data sets. I was oblivious, however, to the process of getting information into this organized and beautifully coded package. That is until I was…

  • Using Mobile Phones to Help Prevent HIV Transmission to Children

    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…

  • EI Exhibits Wares at mHealth Summit in Washington

    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…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Knowledge is Power: ChildCount+, mHealth in Tanzania

    Knowledge is Power: ChildCount+, mHealth in Tanzania

    Collecting data is difficult. Collecting data in low resource settings is even more difficult. In my epidemiology courses, I have the luxury of generating correlation coefficients and p-values with cleaned, robust data sets. I was oblivious, however, to the process of getting information into this organized and beautifully coded package. That is until I was…

  • Using Mobile Phones to Help Prevent HIV Transmission to Children

    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…

  • EI Exhibits Wares at mHealth Summit in Washington

    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…