The Vision of mHealth

Note: The conference is being telecasted online, and questions can be sent in for the main sessions via twitter.


There were several key take always from the first session on the Impact and Future Vision of mHealth.   The first was that mobile applications in health [...]

Qualitative Research Methods Utilized in Burundi Survey

By Mara J. Roberts

As we mentioned back in June, we recently were contracted to measure the impact of a Neglected Tropical Disease program in Burundi.  The client had measured the medical benefits of the de-worming program, but wanted to know the social benefits that resulted from the de-worming.  Were more children going to school? Were [...]

Cost Benefit of Search and Rescue in Haiti

I cannot say with certainty how dollars should have been allocated in Haiti. But as a public health practitioner, and someone dedicated to outcomes measurement, I am concerned that SAR-focused relief efforts improperly subordinate the good of the many to the good of a very few. On balance, my training would suggest we begin erring on the side of the good of the many. [...]