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Telemedicine and mobile health with integrative medicine in developing countries

Bernard Kamsu-Foguem, Clovis Foguem
2014 Health Policy and Technology  
This is indeed a fresh angle, as information and communication technologies (ICTs) could play an important role in developing countries in the management of patients and enhance quality care for patients  ...  African Home-based Care (AHC) and African Traditional Medicine (ATM) provide a number of self-sustainable primary health care workers in a rural region with the appreciation of ancestral knowledge and  ...  A recent report of the World Bank has classified mHealth initiatives in developing countries into the seven distinct categories described in Table 1 .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.hlpt.2014.08.008 fatcat:lksvusnvqffn5cb5af3oivyviq

Contextual Barriers to Mobile Health Technology in African Countries: A Perspective Piece

Yvonne O' Connor, John O' Donoghue
2015 Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine  
Cognitive dimensions do play an integral role in the use of mHealth technologies in developing countries as it is reported that such regions face education limitations (computer illiteracy) and a lack  ...  The application of mobile IT within a medical context, referred to as mobile health or mHealth, has revolutionised the delivery of healthcare services as mobile technologies offer the potential of retrieving  ... 
doi:10.7309/jmtm.4.1.7 fatcat:hkufsdwfr5hppp6m32spexoaiq

Position Paper: Researching and Developing Open Architectures for National Health Information Systems in Developing African Countries [chapter]

Deshendran Moodley, Anban W. Pillay, Christopher J. Seebregts
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
health architectures for developing African countries.  ...  In this paper we describe these three initiatives and the expected impact on implementing health information systems in developing African countries.  ...  Acknowledgements The HEAL project is funded by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation (Establishing a Health Enterprise Architecture Lab, a research laboratory focused on the application of enterprise  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32355-3_8 fatcat:6btuf7atk5drdjwrlihvdg56ha

Strengthening and expanding the capacity of health worker education in Zambia

Charles Michelo, Joseph Zulu, Moses Simuyemba, Benjamin Andrews, Max Katubulushi, Benjamin Chi, Evariste Njelesani, Bellington Vwalika, Kasonde Bowa, Margaret Maimbolwa, James Chipeta, Fastone Goma (+8 others)
2017 The Pan African Medical Journal  
The program also facilitated transforming of the academic environment into a more conducive work place through strengthening the Staff Development program and support towards research activities.  ...  Furthermore, the MEPI program improved the capacity and quality of training by facilitating installation and integration of new technology such as the eGranary digital library, E-learning methods and clinical  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the Office of the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.27.92.6860 pmid:28819513 pmcid:PMC5554665 fatcat:cgkze5pbv5cg5oztrdqmj7rvvq

The fusion of modern and indigenous science and technology: how should it be done?

J Anamuah-Mensah, A Asabere-Ameyaw
2006 African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences  
In this paper, the benefits of integrating community science and technology with school science and technology and the constraints to the integration have been outlined.  ...  SACOST is a centre of excellence established by the African Forum for Children's Literary in Science (AFCLIST), a non-governmental organization.  ...  not of immediate relevance to the needs of the developing world, including African countries.  ... 
doi:10.4314/ajesms.v2i1.38587 fatcat:73alzyrofbgzdl75hanbhbjgh4

Could telemedicine enhance traditional medicine practices?

B. Kamsu-Foguem, C. Foguem
2014 European Research in Telemedicine  
Disclosure of interest The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest concerning this article.  ...  Specifically, the development of mobile telemedicine could help to lay the foundations of a healthcare approach integrating modern medical knowledge with ancient medical practices on the African continent  ...  KEYWORDS Telemedicine; Mobile health; Complementary medicine; Therapeutic education; Integrated health center; Developing countries Summary In developing countries, telemedicine and mobile health tools  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eurtel.2014.08.001 fatcat:5d26gduh7ffjlpahux35q2ei44

Has translational genomics come of age in Africa?

Michelle Kamp, Amanda Krause, Michèle Ramsay
2021 Human Molecular Genetics  
The rapid increase in genomics research in Africa and the growing promise of precision public health begs the question of whether African genomics has come of age and is being translated into improved  ...  There is a strong nucleus of determined and optimistic clinicians and scientists with a clear vision, and there is hope for innovative solutions and technological leapfrogging.  ...  Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge the time and attention of medical geneticists in African countries in the north, west, east and south, who generously shared their knowledge and expertise during  ... 
doi:10.1093/hmg/ddab180 pmid:34240178 fatcat:v6myjufbpbblvirc3ksvzcvi2a

Editorial: Improving mental health systems in Africa

Christopher Paul Szabo
2013 African Journal of Psychiatry  
There are a multitude of competing areas that need adequate resources, such as education, safety and security, justice, public transport, infrastructure and social services. 1 Each country requires a rational  ...  This article simply aims to provide points of departure for discussion and debate, and some possible ways forward -without losing sight of country-specific issues.  ...  Integration The concept of integration operates at two levels: that of the patient into their community and that of the patient into the health system.  ... 
doi:10.4314/ajpsy.v16i6.50 pmid:24173628 fatcat:b4sh3qjmwvactpcfuzu6dffrjm

Engineering, global health, and inclusive innovation: focus on partnership, system strengthening, and local impact for SDGs

Katie L. Clifford, Muhammad H. Zaman
2016 Global Health Action  
The recent drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals challenges the research community to rethink the traditional approach to global health and provides the opportunity for science, technology, engineering  ...  Global health research informs sustainable development, and through integrating engineering into research efforts through university partnerships, we can accelerate progress and work towards a healthier  ...  Conflict of interest and funding The authors would like to acknowledge generous support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for their support of the Partnership for Global Health Technologies Program  ... 
doi:10.3402/gha.v9.30175 pmid:26790462 pmcid:PMC4720687 fatcat:qqt4vx67y5fp5nzj2ue3ksquhq

The value of China-Africa health development initiatives in strengthening "One Health" strategy

Ernest Tambo, Shenglan Tang, Lin Ai, Xiao-Nong Zhou
2017 Global Health Journal  
Implementing national to community-based "One Health" strategy for human, animal and environmental challenges and migrating-led consequences offer great opportunities, and its value of sustained development  ...  Building the value of China-Africa "One Health" strategy partnerships, frameworks and capacity development and implementation through leveraging on current and innovative China-Africa health initiatives  ...  Availability of data and materials Data are freely available and accessible. Competing interests The authors have no conflict of interests.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s2414-6447(19)30062-4 pmid:32373395 pmcid:PMC7148675 fatcat:pu5w5uo5ajdopdfmyj67iezama

The AU/NEPAD Peace and Security Governance in Africa

Isaac Terungwa Terwase, Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib, Nfor Eric Siben, Gloria Samdi Puldu, Olubukola S. Adesina
2017 Otoritas: Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan  
African Union was established for the purpose of solving such problems in order to sustain a peaceful African environment.  ...  The main objective of the paper is to draw the role of the African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) in assisting the African countries in resolving the conflicts which  ...  A secured environment is one that can attract both people and development alongside.  ... 
doi:10.26618/ojip.v7i2.825 fatcat:vuuwrytgcjedxcrlmwj6ihsike

Research on Sustainability of China's Economic Cooperation With Africa

YANG Li, DONG Shaoxuan, QIAO Zaiqin
2020 International Relations and Diplomacy  
sustainable development of China's economic cooperation with Africa focusing on connectivity and integrating African characteristic.  ...  Africa is one of the important polars in the current political and economic pattern of the world.  ...  in Africa, and seriously undermined the development momentum of African countries. (7) Development hits a bottleneck.  ... 
doi:10.17265/2328-2134/2020.08.003 fatcat:5ypou3awijbelnzxiyld2ayzdi

Experiences of African Students in Predominantly White Institutions: A Literature Overview

Davis Inyama, Allison Williams, Kay McCauley
2016 Nursing Research and Practice  
The objective of this paper is to examine research conducted on the experiences of African health sciences students in predominantly white higher education institutions/environments.  ...  The main elements of cross-cultural adaptation models were adopted to discuss the amalgamated themes under the auspices of adjustment, integration, and conditioning.  ...  Introduction Experiencing life in developed countries such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia is often an aspirational dream for many people born in developing countries  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/5703015 pmid:27525115 pmcid:PMC4971327 fatcat:2xstcj2lnncjpejxgjfbszreda

So far and yet so near?

D Addo
1996 Bulletin of the Medical Library Association  
Developments in computer and communication technologies over the past ten years aptly support the use of the term global village to describe the present worldwide provision and distribution of information  ...  Librarians in Africa are establishing the basic tools and organizational structures to enable them to work together; however, a fundamental issue of attaching sufficient importance to the provision of  ...  There is a fundamental difference in the environment for the practice of networking in developed and developing countries [3] .  ... 
pmid:8938337 pmcid:PMC226132 fatcat:5taketdux5fmdadjur3ca3vbay

A framework for selecting analytics tools to improve healthcare big data usefulness in developing countries

Tiko Iyamu
2020 South African Journal of Information Management  
In many developing countries including South Africa, there are challenges in understanding how the different networks of patients, diagnoses, and medical personnel are formed, as well as the types of big  ...  Some of the challenges manifest into different factors such as inaccuracy of data, inconsistency, incompleteness of data, and lack of cohesion.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the members of his research forum and the Department of Information Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, for the assistance  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajim.v22i1.1117 fatcat:ftprdjh3pvejnjox7oz6jlmypm
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