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Community Expansion and Infrastructure Development: Implications for Human Health and Environmental Quality in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador

Stephen J. Walsh, Amy L. McCleary, Benjamin W. Heumann, Laura Brewington, Evan J. Raczkowski, Carlos F. Mena
2010 Journal of Latin American Geography  
the current water and sewage infrastructure in the community using GPS and digitized analog maps, (3) assessment of the current urban setting within the context of community growth, with special reference  ...  to water quality measures at locations within and adjacent to the community, interviews and focus group discussions with health officials and local residents about water-borne disease and human health  ...  Funding for this project was provided by the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with support from the Center for Galápagos Studies, and  ... 
doi:10.1353/lag.2010.0024 fatcat:gv6zykin4rb7toqo56rjdxh4ei

An Aquapelagic Evolution? Developing sustainable tourism futures in Galápagos, Ecuador

Adam Burke
2020 Shima  
Several ways forward are then presented to account for how social actorsnamely the public, private, and conservation-science sectors -may pursue long-and shortterm objectives to reinforce Galápagos' future  ...  This article draws upon critical literature to analyse Galápagos as an aquapelagic society -wherein residents' identities and sense of belonging are conditioned by the interconnections in and between aquatic  ...  , and cross borders in ways that disrupt the modernist compulsion for order" and reflect economic drivers.  ... 
doi:10.21463/shima.14.2.06 fatcat:j543jn6hyjhulgjflqspeqtshq

Healthcare professionals' experiences and perceptions regarding health care of indigenous pregnant women in Ecuador

Tannia Valeria Carpio-Arias, Nervo Verdezoto, Marta Guijarro-Garvi, Victoria Abril-Ulloa, Nicola Mackintosh, Parisa Eslambolchilar, María Teresa Ruíz-Cantero
2022 BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth  
The cultural differences between non-indigenous healthcare professionals (HPs) and IPW could present a great challenge in women's health care.  ...  Methods We conducted 15 in-depth interviews with HPs who care for IPW in Chimborazo, Pichincha provinces of Ecuador.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors appreciate the voluntary collaboration of the health professionals who participated in this study. The authors appreciate the collaboration of the CONAGOPARE leaders.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12884-022-04432-5 pmid:35120490 pmcid:PMC8815715 fatcat:y54bgjlrkzbyxgi6ra5pnrdft4

Collaboration among disciplines and UEPs is essential to improve their teaching and research profile. Case Ecuador

Jan Feyen
2020 MASKANA  
University development in Ecuador was relatively uncoordinated; it was not until the early 1970s that further progress was enshrined in the national education plan.  ...  leverage for turning Ecuador's UEPs into entrepreneurial higher education institutes and will assure that the institutions provide better support to the society.  ...  Thanks are also due to an anonymous reviewer for his constructive but critical comments, and for polishing the text of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.18537/mskn.11.02.01 fatcat:3s5xu7vqxvevhokb2hfz7kfe6a

Leveraging mobile phone surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador and Sri Lanka: Methods, timeline and findings

Rachael Phadnis, Champika Wickramasinghe, Juan Carlos Zevallos, Stacy Davlin, Vindya Kumarapeli, Veronica Lea, Juliette Lee, Udara Perera, Francisco Xavier Solórzano, Juan Francisco Vásconez, Yuka Kotozaki
2021 PLoS ONE  
Using the established mobile network operator channels and technical assistance provided through The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative (D4H), Ministries of Health fielded a population-based  ...  In Ecuador, a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey was conducted. In Sri Lanka, an evaluation of a novel medicine delivery system was conducted.  ...  Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript reflect the results of research conducted by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Centers for Disease Control  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0250171 pmid:33857226 fatcat:iia3kqqa5rapbmtsuoo4hugiti

Public Health, Technology, and Human Rights: Lessons from Digital Contact Tracing [article]

Maria Carnovale, Khahlil Louisy
2021 arXiv   pre-print
To mitigate inefficiencies in manual contact tracing processes, Digital Contact Tracing and Exposure Notifications Systems were developed for use as public-interest technologies during the SARS-CoV-2 global  ...  Effective implementation of these tools requires alignment across several factors, including local regulations and policies and trust in government and public health officials.  ...  This extends to the healthcare sector where a robust system for data gathering is non-existent, making it challenging for rapid and informed decisionmaking processes.  ... 
arXiv:2107.07552v1 fatcat:gpz2b6wttnes7jnolmcvlxzlbi

Opportunities and challenges in the deployment of global e-health

Roberto J. Rodrigues
2003 International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management  
Heretofore designed for large organisations and industrialised countries, e-health solutions are being increasingly proposed as an answer to the many health system management problems and healthcare demands  ...  of the health sector, organisational preparedness, and technological infrastructure of developing countries is a helpful exercise in the selection of appropriate e-health design and deployment strategies  ...  This expanded view of e-health has been promoted as the final stage in bringing online the entire healthcare industry. 2 Social, economic, and organisation challenges faced by the health sector In developed  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijhtm.2003.004173 fatcat:kwvnpwu4v5cwnpd5l6ux5g52g4

Chapter 26: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Amazon [chapter]

Lilian Painter, Ane Alencar, Aoife Bennett, Paulette Bynoe, Camilo Guio, María R Murmis, Belen Paez, Daniel Robison, Martin von Hildebrand, Valeria Ochoa-Herrera, Isabella Leite Lucas
2021 Amazon Assessment Report 2021  
It also discusses the performance and trends of Amazonian countries in achieving the SDGs.  ...  This chapter discusses the importance and limitations of the five SDG dimensions (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership) in the Amazonian context.  ...  and basic services, referring to government-led health, education, and infrastructure programs (CODS 2020).  ... 
doi:10.55161/pgpn1316 fatcat:64wt5tzmrzbovpbjqlxbxlr5ny

Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for Ecuadorian Citizens Abroad [chapter]

Consuelo Sánchez Bautista
2020 IMISCOE Research Series  
A particular focus is put on policies in the areas of unemployment, health care, pensions, family-related benefits, and economic hardship.  ...  Lastly, it presents the central social protection-oriented diaspora engagement policies and services currently in force to protect nationals abroad, specifically those who live overseas permanently and  ...  Acknowledgements This chapter is part of the project "Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (Post)Crisis Europe (MiTSoPro)" that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC)  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-51237-8_7 fatcat:hunxm7zjy5fspham75zcy4ok3y

ICT Policy and perspectives of Human Development in Latin America: the Peruvian Experience

Edgar Ferrer
2009 Journal of Technology Management & Innovation  
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been considered as an important element for economic growth and social development.  ...  Many countries around the world have seen great opportunities in implementing initiatives that would increase the ICT adoption in different areas, especially in the government.  ...  Some Risk factors affecting quality of health in Peru include under-nutrition, chronic diseases, and lack access to public healthcare and drugs.  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-27242009000400014 fatcat:jvr5g2kjy5e6bgm7fct2k3i27q

The worldwide impact of telemedicine during COVID-19: current evidence and recommendations for the future

Stefano Omboni, Raj S. Padwal, Tourkiah Alessa, Béla Benczúr, Beverly B. Green, Ilona Hubbard, Kazuomi Kario, Nadia A. Khan, Alexandra Konradi, Alexander G. Logan, Yuan Lu, Maurice Mars (+9 others)
2022 Connected Health  
If all these requirements are met in the near future, remote management of patients will become an indispensable resource for the healthcare systems worldwide and will ultimately improve the management  ...  privacy, and implement reimbursement plans; (2) creating and disseminating practical guidelines for the routine clinical use of telemedicine in different contexts; (3) increasing in the level of integration  ...  The Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz (DVG), introduced in 2019 to facilitate innovation and digital transformation in healthcare, represented important legislation underpinning this process [87] .  ... 
doi:10.20517/ch.2021.03 pmid:35233563 pmcid:PMC7612439 fatcat:xhzthus34jefxo7ojm3dkwqxqu

Inequities, vulnerabilities and ethics in the time of COVID-19: diverse perspectives from the APRU Global Health Program

Mellissa Withers, Angus Dawson, Andres Caicedo, Calvin Wai-Loon Ho, Jonathan Guillemot, Maria de Jesus Medina-Arellano, Leonardo de Castro
2020 Journal of Global Health Science  
The main objective of the GHP is to advance GH research, education and training in the Pacific Rim, as APRU member institutions respond to global and regional health challenges.  ...  Launched in 2007, the APRU Global Health Program (GHP) includes approximately 2,500 faculty, students, and researchers who are actively engaged in GH work.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We wish to thank the APRU Secretariat and the USC Provost's Office for their hard work and support of this program.  ... 
doi:10.35500/jghs.2020.2.e25 fatcat:wb5kyonfrnbdjb64bg42rncipq

IoT for Global Development to Achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: The new scenario after the COVID-19 pandemic

Ascension Lopez-Vargas, Agapito Ledezma-Espino, Jack Bott, Araceli Sanchis-de-Miguel
2021 IEEE Access  
According to the World Bank, after the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary challenge facing the IoT is to integrate and streamline digital infrastructure at various stages of the public health response, especially  ...  The digital education gap is higher in the developing world: computer and mobile phone access opportunities are more limited in developing countries (94) .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3109338 fatcat:7skfjgdb2jgy3jxn4ml6qo3zoy

D7.5 Thinking beyond the COVID-19 crisis: heritage-based opportunities for rural regeneration

Claudia de Luca, Hanna Elisabet Åberg, Simona Tondelli
2021 Zenodo  
easily accessible health services and rare and slow internet infrastructure, at the same time, in many places, rural areas have also been considered safe shelters characterized by better daily living conditions  ...  for rural development and regeneration in the future. [...]  ...  Lastly, there were two actions from Ecuador in South America.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6340576 fatcat:xlhd4bqdljeltjqs3wwi37wxzu

Evidence-based impact by clinical engineers on global patients outcomes

Yadin David, Thomas Judd
2019 Health and Technology  
While this transformation facilitates new opportunities simultaneously it also introduces challenges (Jacobzone and Oxley, 2001).  ...  The conclusion was that engagement of CE and BME is critical for successful investment in HT and for achieving intended patient outcomes.  ...  into an Electronic Health Record, Michael Fraai Venezuela, Ecuador Intelligent System for Identification of patients in Healthcare, Ricardo Silva [61] Focus Area.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12553-019-00345-0 pmid:32435552 pmcid:PMC7223964 fatcat:kr5yl2jrnfhe5j6pfqqqs4xe2a
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