Infectious, parasitic and vector-borne disease

Humanitarian health computing using artificial intelligence and social media: A narrative literature review

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May 14, 2018
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 130 million people are in constant need of humanitarian assistance due to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and conflicts, among other factors.

The ALMANACH Project: Preliminary Results and potentiality from Afghanistan

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Crabbé | 
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Rossi | 
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Qani | 
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Raab | 
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Du Mortier | 
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May 14, 2018
ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets.

Point-of-care mobile digital microscopy and deep learning for the detection of soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma haematobium.

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Aug 25, 2017

BACKGROUND: Microscopy remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases. As resource limited, rural areas often lack laboratory equipment and trained personnel, new diagnostic techniques are needed.

[Progress in research of mobile health intervention].

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Oct 21, 2016

With the rapid development of mobile communication technology and the growing popularity of smartphones worldwide, mobile health has become an extension of e-Health and Tele-Health, and is of value in the research and practice of public health.

A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of mHealth interventions against non-communicable diseases in developing countries.

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Jul 15, 2016

BACKGROUND: The reasons of deaths in developing countries are shifting from communicable diseases towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs). At the same time the number of health care interventions using mobile phones (mHealth interventions) is growing rapidly.

Management of infectious diseases in remote northwestern Ontario with telemedicine videoconference consultations.

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Jan 09, 2016

Northwestern Ontario in Canada provides a unique clinical challenge for providing optimal medical care. It is a large geographic area (385,000 km(2)) and is home to 32 remote First Nations communities, most without road access.

Mobile phone-based mHealth approaches for public health surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review.

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Nov 15, 2014

Whereas mobile phone-based surveillance has the potential to provide real-time validated data for disease clustering and prompt respond and investigation, little evidence is available on current practice in sub-Sahara Africa.

Microfluidic CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocyte counters for point-of-care HIV diagnostics using whole blood.

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Dec 05, 2013

Roughly 33 million people worldwide are infected with HIV; disease burden is highest in resource-limited settings. One important diagnostic in HIV disease management is the absolute count of lymphocytes expressing the CD4(+) and CD8(+) receptors.

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