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A Review of the WHO Guidelines on Digital Health: Process and Next Steps

Presenters:

Dr Alain Labrique is an infectious disease epidemiologist, community trialist and a globally recognized leader in the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings. Currently serving on the faculty of the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program of the Department of International Health, Labrique holds joint appointments in Epidemiology, Community-Public Health (Nursing), Health Sciences Informatics (Medicine), Bioengineering Innovation and Design (Engineering). Labrique has a Master’s in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s in Epidemiology and a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his field work as a research fellow at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh.

Dr Smisha Agarwal is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research is aimed at improving maternal and newborn health in low-income settings through strengthening community health systems and leveraging innovative technological solutions. Over the last decade, she has developed methods for evaluating programs that employ digital tools such as mobile phones for health service delivery. She also led a series of systematic Cochrane reviews that have been leveraged by the WHO to develop global guidelines on the use of digital tools to strengthen health services.

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Friday, June 14th, 2019 11am EST (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST)

Attendence fee: $10 USD

Free attendence for attendees from DAC-listed countries: please use coupon code INT01 when registering.

Presenters:

Dr Alain Labrique is an infectious disease epidemiologist, community trialist and a globally recognized leader in the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to strengthen health systems in resource-limited settings. Currently serving on the faculty of the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program of the Department of International Health, Labrique holds joint appointments in Epidemiology, Community-Public Health (Nursing), Health Sciences Informatics (Medicine), Bioengineering Innovation and Design (Engineering). Labrique has a Master’s in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s in Epidemiology and a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his field work as a research fellow at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh.

Dr Smisha Agarwal

Dr Smisha Agarwal is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research is aimed at improving maternal and newborn health in low-income settings through strengthening community health systems and leveraging innovative technological solutions. Over the last decade, she has developed methods for evaluating programs that employ digital tools such as mobile phones for health service delivery. She also led a series of systematic Cochrane reviews that have been leveraged by the WHO to develop global guidelines on the use of digital tools to strengthen health services.

Register here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3356524625453571329

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Dr Niall Winters, Associate Professor, University of Oxford

This talk focuses on how mobile technologies can support the training and supervision of CHWs in LMICs, drawing on empirical work in Kenya and Uganda. Dr Winters examines on-going research into how the latest advances in artificial intelligence may be leveraged to support exploratory learning by CHWs during their day-to-day work.

Dr Judith McCool, Associate Professor, University of Auckland

Dr McCool discusses the opportunities and challenges of mHealth as it is evolving in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Pacific in particular. SIDS are distinctive yet share similar challenges as other LMICs. Dr McCool discusses how mHealth can advance UHC and in particular, health equity, in this context.The talk is focused on the pragmatic considerations (capacity, adaptation, access) alongside implicit concerns about (public private) partnerships, ownership and design leadership.

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mHealth e-Seminar: Dr Niall Winters and Dr Judith McCool

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST at:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1895308856266139649

This e-Seminar will consist of 2 presentations on the use of mobile technology to improve healthcare in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) followed by a group discussion.

Attendence fee: $10 USD

Free attendence for attendees from DAC-listed countries: please use coupon code INT01 when registering.

Presenters:

Dr Niall Winters is an Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College.

His main research interest is to design, develop and evaluate technology enhanced learning (TEL) programmes for healthcare workers in the Global South. He mainly works in Kenya, in partnership with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Amref Health Africa. Niall also has a strong research interest in the role technology can play to support social inclusion in the UK. He is co-Director of the Learning and New Technologies Research Group and was formerly Deputy Director for Research at the Department and Director of the MSc Education (Learning & Technology).

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Dr Judith McCool: Mhealth for accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

Dr Judith McCool is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. She has led the postgraduate courses in global health delivered within the Master of Public Health and Master of Health Leadership programmes since 2008. In 2009, Judith was instrumental in establishing the Global Health Group at the University of Auckland, a network of academics and practitioners working in global health, with a focus on the Asia Pacific Rim region.

Judith has led research grants in her field of expertise, including tobacco control, mHealth, health communications and been involved in research relating to hearing and eye health. Judith’s specific research interests lies in understanding the role of media, including social and digital media as a communication tool for social and behaviour change and health equity.

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