"Technology with a Purpose" - Eduardo Jezierski speaks at Ignite Health Foo 2012

“Technology with a Purpose” – Eduardo Jezierski speaks at Ignite Health Foo 2012

InSTEDD’s Chief Technology Officer, Eduardo Jezierski, speaks at the 2012 Ignite Health Foo event. Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

The event was put on by O’Reilly Media, in order to help spread the knowledge of technology innovators around the world. Read more »

Enhancing Community Health Worker Performance With Mobile Technology

Enhancing Community Health Worker Performance With Mobile Technology

With a worldwide penetration rate of over 85%, the mobile phone has become one of the most transformative tools in human history. As mobile communication technologies become less expensive, faster, and more accessible, the ability of people, communities and institutions to share information and knowledge will continue to skyrocket. Specifically for Global Health, the use of mobile communication and network technologies for delivery of health care (mHealth) holds great promise for the future. In low resource settings, community health workers (CHWs) provide a backbone for they delivery of health care services. Often isolated and without significant formal education or training, CHWs can be seen as key connectors between their communities and the formal health care system. In the hands of CHWs, mHealth tools may facilitate effective task shifting; by expanding the pool of human resources, increasing the productivity of health systems, and lowering the cost of services. The reported experience with mHealth suggest a wide range of opportunities exist to improve ease, speed, completeness and accuracy of the work of CHWs. The outcomes associated with these sort of new capabilities can be expected to result in ongoing improvements in performance on key national health indicators. The presentation will examine the state of the art and science– by describing a systematic review of the literature and citing examples in action — and provide recommendations focused on the design and development of mHealth tools for use by CHWs to strengthen Global Health interventions.

Speaker Bio:
Dennis M. Israelski, M.D Read more »

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TEDxPhnom Penh Presentation by Channe Suy

Presentation by Channe Suy of the iLab Southeast Asia speaking at TEDxPhnom Penh. To see the video of this presentation, please go here: Read more »

Demo Ally

Rio 2.0 Demo Alley Presentation

This is the presentation that InSTEDD CEO, Dennis M Israelski, MD, gave during the Rio 2.0 Demo Alley Conference. For a more detailed description, please go to: Read more »

Intro to InSTEDD

Introduction to InSTEDD

An introduction to InSTEDD – vision, mission, network, projects and technologies. Read more »

Using technology to dam the HIV/AIDS treatment cascade

Using Technology to Dam the HIV/AIDS Treatment Cascade

A presentation given at Stanford on using technology to dam the HIV/AIDS treatment cascade. Read more »


Stopping Contagion At the Source

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The movie Contagion, from Warner Bros. and directed by Steven Soderbergh, is an action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. It tells the story of the rapidly spreading pandemic with high mortality following the perspective of different players throughout their work investigating, communicating about, and mitigating the pandemic — as well as normal citizens suffering the consequences and coping with the lack of information about what’s unfolding around them.

The movie has an excellent plot and script that reflects a good amount of research and ongoing advice (See Wired interview of Ian Lipkin). The movie skips the digital technology aspects (beyond vaccine development and social media) so we thought we could explain “how it’s done in the real world” (or at least, how it’s being increasingly done), based on real-world projects we have worked on in the last couple of years. Read more »