Two UN agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), are set to launch mobile-based campaigns to help people manage their health conditions, following the increase in access to communication...
Mobile health, or mHealth, uses mobile technologies as tools and platforms for health research and healthcare delivery. The following resources provide additional information on mHealth, and its impact on global health.
With the clock ticking, world leaders face an historic opportunity to renew the fight against extreme poverty by reaffirming their commitment to development and leveraging new resources to achieve the MDGs.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have provided a key set of principles around which the development community has been able to rally. In addition to the over-arching Goal of halving the proportion of people living ...
BERLIN -- German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds of ...
Excerpted from review article on TechCrunch: "This week the teacher-turned-entrepreneur Adam Below officially launched eduClipper, a platform that allows teachers and students to explore, share and contribute to a library of educational content. In both function and design, it’s essentially a Pinterest for education, with one notable difference: Because eduClipper is built exclusively for teachers and students, unlike Pinterest, you probably won’t find it blocked by your local school.
Educators and students can explore thousands of pieces of educational content, find lesson plans, resources and videos and search for the most popular content by subject or interest.
With eduClipper, users can share individual eduClips (or pieces of content) or eduClipboards (collections of content) with colleagues or students while cross-posting or embedding that content on other social platforms or sending them through email.
EduClips are created through the site’s bookmarklet (a Chrome extension), so once it’s installed in their browsers, teachers and students can grab any content they find on the web, Google Drive, Google Apps and more, and add them to their collection, i.e. their eduClipboards. Once grabbed, the site automatically grabs the source link, too, so that it’s easy to get back to the original content and easy to give proper citation.
Teachers and students can share these clipboards so that their classmates and colleagues can collaborate on assignments or in-class activities, create groups to share these resources with and align the content that’s clipped and shared to Common Core Standards. That’s the big advantage of eduClipper over Pinterest, that content can easily be organized and annotated for each class or subject by way of these learning collections. It also has the benefit of being created by a teacher who has spent the last five years searching for and curating the web’s best educational content..."
LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - British mobile phone groupVodafone and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline arejoining forces on a novel project to increase childhoodvaccination rates in Mozambique using text messaging.At...
Excerpt from review article by VentureBeat: "Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically created a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything.
Amazon Studios released Storyteller today to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily — and cheaply — storyboard their scripts.
Roy Price, Amazon’s director of Studios said: “Storyteller provides a digital backlot, acting troupe, prop department, and assistant editor — everything you need to bring your story to life.”
You start by uploading a script to Amazon Studios — or by playing with one that’s already there. Then simply page through the script paragraph by paragraph. Storyteller will try to match up characters, props, and background with the words in each chunk of text, and it does a surprisingly good job.
But if you don’t like what Storyteller gives, you can choose from its library, or even upload your own custom background or characters. Currently, the software has a library of thousands of props, characters, and backgrounds..."
When most people think of malaria, they usually think of its most deadly variety, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the form most prevalent in Africa. But it’s not the only one: a second type, Plasmodium vivax, is a growing and overlooked disease in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the world...
Blekko, the "spam-free" search engine launched in 2010, yesterday unveiled new layout with these new key features: - Results are organized into curated categories; - New layout with more results on one page; - Responsive design adjusts to your screen size to support mobile devices.
Moreover, you can filter your searches with even more search results categories curated by experts.
From review article on Search Engine Watch: "Blekko unveiled a new layout for search results that aims to take the guesswork out of intent by offering users new choices to drill down search results. Now when users perform a search on Blekko, they are presented with several categories related to the query, and the user chooses which category is most relevant to them.
Results are curated from Blekko's own original search index, Dynamic Inference Graph (DIG) algorithm and editorial evaluation."
HIV/Aids Increases Suicide AllAfrica.com Walvis Bay — At least 50 percent of suicides reported in the Erongo Region are HIV/AIDS related, while alcohol abuse is the main contributing factor to people having unprotected sex.
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