Tracking Cholera through Surveillance of Oral Rehydration Solution Sales at Pharmacies: Insights from Urban Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Dec 08, 2015

BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, pharmacy-purchased oral rehydration solution (ORS) is often used to treat diarrhea, including cholera. Over-the-counter sales have been used for epidemiologic surveillance in the past, but rarely, if ever, in low-income countries.

Feasibility Study of Case-Finding for Breast Cancer by Community Health Workers in Rural Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Dec 02, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mortality from breast cancer is high in low- and middle-income countries, in part because most patients have advanced stage disease when first diagnosed. Case-finding may be one approach to changing this situation.

Mobile Healthcare System for Health Checkups and Telemedicine in Post-Disaster Situations.

Publication Date: 
Aug 12, 2015

Portable Healthcare Clinic (PHC) is a mobile healthcare system comprising of medical sensors and health assessment criteria. It has been applied in Bangladesh for the last two years as a pilot program to identify non-communicable diseases.

Experience of using mHealth to link village doctors with physicians: lessons from Chakaria, Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Aug 05, 2015

BACKGROUND: Bangladesh is facing serious shortage of trained health professionals. In the pluralistic healthcare system of Bangladesh, formal health care providers constitute only 5 % of the total workforce; the rest are informal health care providers.

Determinants of readiness to adopt mHealth in a rural community of Bangladesh.

Publication Date: 
Aug 24, 2015

INTRODUCTION: Evidence in favor of mHealth for healthcare delivery in settings where trained health workforce is limited or unavailable is accumulating.

Mobile phone intervention for increasing adherence to treatment for type 2 diabetes in an urban area of Bangladesh: protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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Apr 27, 2015

BACKGROUND: Mobile phone technologies including SMS (short message service) have been used to improve the delivery of health services in many countries. However, data on the effects of mobile health technology on patient outcomes in resource-limited settings are limited.

Using the lives saved tool (LiST) to model mHealth impact on neonatal survival in resource-limited settings.

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Jul 12, 2014

While the importance of mHealth scale-up has been broadly emphasized in the mHealth community, it is necessary to guide scale up efforts and investment in ways to help achieve the mortality reduction targets set by global calls to action such as the Millennium Development Goals, not merely to exp