Big data in Digital Healthcare: Lessons Learnt and Recommendations for General Practice

The authors of this article propose recommendations for guidelines and regulations of data use in healthcare centering on the creation of a unique global patient ID that can integrate data from a variety of healthcare providers. In addition, they expand upon the topic by discussing potential pitfalls of Big Data such as the lack of diversity in Big Data research, and the security and transparency risks posed by machine learning algorithms.

Source: Asian Development Bank

Date of Publication: February 21, 2023

Choices and Challenges

This interactive tool (Sankey Diagram) helps users visualize and explore trends in contraceptive discontinuation and switching over a two-year period. It presents data from 15 countries across Asia and Africa.

Source: Population Reference Bureau

Date of Publication: September 1, 2022

Climate Action Superheroes

Climate Action Superheroes aim to educate and engage children on how to help limit global warming and take care of the environment. Each of the missions has downloadable content including activities to be done by the child with the help of an adult.

The game and campaign are aimed at mobilizing children under 12 to recycle and to save water and energy. The rainbow of quirky superheroes is armed with advice on the steps youngsters can take towards meaningful action for themselves, and their families.

They include the Energy Expert, Recycle Ranger, Green Guide and Water Wizard, who will engage children, and parents, in fun missions on topics such as reducing single-use plastic, saving energy and conserving water.

Source: United Nations

Date of Publication: November 11, 2020

Country Focus: Côte d’Ivoire

Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire

Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire is a five year program (2017-2022) designed to improve adoption of beneficial health practices as normative behaviors. This result will contribute to the broader goal of improved health and development outcomes in programmatic focus areas.

The project will work at all levelsnational, regional, district and community—with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire (GOCI) to strengthen health care systems for disease prevention, detection, response, and treatment. It will also support the Government of Cote d’Ivoire in improving the delivery of selected health care services for targeted populations.

Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire’s COVID-19 project materials can be found here.

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

HC3’s work in Côte d’Ivoire built on the activities begun under the Prévention Active et Communication Transformatrice / Active Prevention and Transformative Communication (PACT) project, which was implemented by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP).

HC3 strengthened the capacity of local stakeholders to implement SBCC programs that support HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services. In particular, HC3 enhanced the effectiveness of SBCC in promoting HIV service uptake, ART adherence, community-based care/support efforts, healthy social norms and couple communication.

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: October 19, 2020