Public engagement on global health challenges
- 'Mobile' Health Needs And Opportunities In Developing Countries. Kahn, James G.; Yang, Joshua S.; Kahn, James S. // Health Affairs;Feb2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p254
Developing countries face steady growth in the prevalence of chronic diseases, along with a continued burden from communicable diseases. "Mobile" health, or m-health-the use of mobile technologies such as cellular phones to support public health and clinical care-offers promise in responding to...
- Comparison of accuracy of digital and standard mercury thermometers. Shanks, N.J.; Lambourne, A.; Morton, C.; Sanford, John R.A. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/29/1983, Vol. 287 Issue 6401, p1263
Examines the accuracy of digital readout thermometers into an underfunded state health service of developing countries. Features of the thermometer; Availability of electronic hardwares to medical practice; Difference between the readings of standard mercury thermometers and electronic thermometers.
- Applying Burden of Disease Methods in Developing Countries: A Case Study From Pakistan. Hyder, Adnan A.; Morrow, Richard H. // American Journal of Public Health;Aug2000, Vol. 90 Issue 8, p1235
Objectives. Disability-adjusted life-year (DALY) and healthy life-year (HeaLY) are composite indicators of disease burden that combine mortality and morbidity into a single measurement. This study examined the application of these methods in a developing country to assess the loss of healthy...
- Switching incentives to ensure good health wins. Cook, John // New Zealand Doctor;6/10/2015, p16
The author reflects on the development of health care system in a developing country.
- A strategy against poverty. Hassouna, W.A. // World Health;Nov/Dec94, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p6
Discusses several aspects of health care in developing countries. The factors that influence accessibility to health care; The cost factor; Promoting free or low-cost access to health care; nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and the private sector; Immunization; Nutritional status; More.
- PATIENT-CENTRED STRATEGIES PROVIDE PATHWAY TO HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS. Mooney, Martin // Engineers Journal;Apr2007, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p156
The single most important driver for demand growth in health care is demographic change -- with the increase in, and the ageing of, Ireland's population, immense repercussions in health care are guaranteed. Martin Mooney, Head of Siemens Medical Solutions, Siemens Ireland argues that investment...
- How technology helps groups expand. // Medical Economics;3/18/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 6, p24
Reports on the benefits of technological innovations on medical and health care industry in North Carolina. Contribution of computerization in the efficiency of physicians on their practice; Accessibility of the post electronic EOBs automatically; Likelihood of the Medical billing staff to...
- The future of health care. Bryant, John H. // World Health;Sep/Oct94, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p3
Editorial. Asserts that seven major streams of change are evident in the future of health care. Democratization; Equity; Ethics; Science and technology; Health care reform; Discussion of the role of hospitals; Health care personnel.
- Simple Solutions. // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);6/30/2003-7/7/2003 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 141/142 Issue 26/1,
Interviews Kate Taylor, head of the World Economic Forum's Global Health Initiative, about the need for basic and simple inventions in the developing world. Treating worldwide diseases; Challenges of administering vaccines; Efforts to prevent HIV, AIDS, and TB; Importance of getting businesses...