In the urban slums of Bangladesh, BRAC Manoshi, a community-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) initiative driven by community health workers (CHWs), conducts home visits to detect, prevent, and treat complications during pregnancy. While this programme has had sweeping successes in improving health outcomes, it is often challenged by the inability to accurately … [Read more...] about When to Use Biometrics to Improve Health
Have you ever been given a pet? If so, you didn’t have to pay for it, but its food and veterinary bills probably cost a lot. Using open source solutions in health is similar. It is incredible to be able to go online and find open source solutions for medical records, hospital management, telemedicine, and clinical diagnosis assistance, among other tools, by just downloading the … [Read more...] about Is Open Source Right for Me?
Health at the service of citizens, modern, agile, at low-cost and accessible to people. Is this a luxury only developed countries can afford? Imagine the possibility of the internet giving you access to your medical history; allowing you to administer your pharmacological treatments with an electronic prescription; allowing you to schedule a medical appointment without having … [Read more...] about Digital Health for Older Adults
Latin America and the Caribbean is aging at a rapid pace. Today, 11% of the population is over 60 years old. By 2035, the proportion of older adults will have doubled. This phenomenon implies greater care needs for a larger population of older adults facing dependency. This means some people will have difficulty performing basic daily life activities such as bathing, eating, or … [Read more...] about What can Korea Teach us About Long-Term Care Systems?
Latin America and the Caribbean is aging at an unprecedented rate. In 1960, 3.8% of the population was over 65 years old. By 2015, this percentage had increased to 7.2% and it is expected that by 2040 it will be 14.4%. That is, in 30 years, the population of older adults will double. Those older than 80 years old, which today represent 11% of the population over 60 years old, … [Read more...] about Health Challenges Facing an Aging Population