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Study shows success with TB therapy observation conducted via video instead of via in-person clinic visits.

CCGHE invented the emocha Mobile Health platform, and it's changing the way tuberculosis patients are cared for.

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Peer Community-based Assistant in REtention: Effect of Peer Health Workers on People Living with HIV Not on Antiretroviral Therapy—A Randomized Operations Research Trial

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2007-03-29
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Human resource limitations, long travel times, and a weak health care infrastructure pose significant challenges to the delivery of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in rural settings such as the Rakai District in southwestern Uganda. HIV increases demand for health services and also impacts the health...

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program

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2007-01-01
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, the JHU Fogarty program has nearly 20 years of success with providing training, professional development, and mentorship to clinicians and scientists in low and middle income countries. CCGHE's latest efforts in this...

Technology-enhanced Peer Navigation to Improve Injection Drug User (IDU) Engagement in HIV Care

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2000-01-01
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This study is evaluating an mHealth-enhanced peer navigation intervention for improving retention-in-care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for out-of-care, HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs). The CCGHE-developed emocha® is assisting peer navigators (former IDUs successfully...

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Research capacity-building program for clinicians and staff at a community-based HIV clinic in Uganda: A pre/post evaluation

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2012-10-01
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Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Developing capacity for HIV research and clinical practice is critically needed in resource-limited countries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a research capacity building program for community-based participants in preparation and conduct of mHealth interventions. A descriptive, cross-...

Cost analyses of peer health worker and mHealth support interventions for improving AIDS care in Rakai, Uganda

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2012-09-12
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AIDS Care
A cost analysis study calculates resources needed to deliver an intervention and can provide useful information on affordability for service providers and policy-makers. We conducted cost analyses of both a peer health worker (PHW) and a mHealth (mobile phone) support intervention. Excluding...

HIV testing behaviors among Latinos in Baltimore City

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2012-08-14
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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
In the US, HIV disproportionately affects Latinos who often present late in the disease. Baltimore has seen a recent rapid growth in its Latino population paralleled by an increasing impact of HIV/AIDS among Latinos. From 2009 to 2010, we performed a cross-sectional survey of Latinos accessing the...

Global health education for medical students: New learning opportunities and strategies

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2012-01-17
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Medical Teacher
Background: A new course was offered to introduce basic global health concepts to all first year Johns Hopkins medical students, that took advantage of new distance learning capacity to connect medical students in Baltimore with students and faculty in Uganda, Ethiopia, Pakistan and India. Aims:...

Information and communication technology and community-based health sciences training in Uganda: perceptions and experiences of educators and students

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2012-01-15
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Informatics for Health and Social Care
Chang LW, Mwanika A, Kaye D, Muhwezi WW, Nabirye RC, Mbalinda S, Okullo I, Kennedy CE, Groves S, Sisson SD, Burnham G, Bollinger RC. Information and communication technology and community-based health sciences training in Uganda: perceptions and experiences of educators and students. Inform Health...

Perceptions and valuation of a community-based education and services (COBES) program in Uganda

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2012-01-15
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Medical Teacher
Information and communication technology (ICT) has been advocated as a powerful tool for improving health education in low-resource settings. However, few evaluations have been performed of ICT perceptions and user experiences in low-resource settings. During late 2009, an internet-based survey on...

Impact of a mHealth intervention for peer health workers on AIDS Care in rural Uganda: a mixed methods evaluation of a cluster-randomized trial

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2011-11-15
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AIDS and Behavior
Mobile phone access in low and middle-income countries is rapidly expanding and offers an opportunity to leverage limited human resources for health. We conducted a mixed methods evaluation of a cluster-randomized trial exploratory substudy on the impact of a mHealth (mobile phone) support...

A comparison of online versus on-site training in health research methodology: A randomized study

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2011-06-17
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BMC Medical Education
Background: Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We compared the impact and acceptability of teaching two distinct content areas,...

Building a global health education network for clinical care and research: the benefits and challenges of distance learning tools

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2011-06-15
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Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Expanding the capacity for clinical care and health research is a global priority and a global challenge. In disenfranchised communities facing the largest burden of disease, whether they be in rural Africa or in urban US, there is a great need for more well-trained, competent and dedicated health...

Mixed methods evaluation of an international internet-based continuing medical education course for pediatric HIV providers in Pune, India

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2011-04-09
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Education for Health
Context: Studies of HIV care in Pune, a high-HIV-prevalence city in India, have shown that a significant proportion of practitioners were not adhering to national guidelines due to inadequate awareness and understanding. Objectives: This study examined the effectiveness of a pilot Internet-based...

Telecommunications and health care: An HIV/AIDS warmline for communication and consultation in Rakai, Uganda

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2008-04-25
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Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Hotlines and warmlines have been successfully used in the developed world to provide clinical advice; however, reports on their replicability in resource-limited settings are limited. A warmline was established in Rakai, Uganda, to support an antiretroviral therapy program. Over a 17-month period,...

Responding to the human resource crisis: Peer health workers, mobile phones, and HIV care in Rakai, Uganda.

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2008-03-15
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AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Dear Editor: Two challenges to successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up in resource-limited settings (RLS) are human resource and healthcare infrastructure limitations.1 We read with interest the modeling study by Bärnighausen et al. which describes the complexities of ensuring adequate...

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GETHealth Summit to Bridge Health Workforce Gap in Developing Countries

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2014-11-10
Bollinger, R. GETHealth Summit to Bridge Health Workforce Gap in Developing Countries. GETHealth Summit. Dublin, Ireland.

Integrating Engineering and Technology in to Prevention

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2014-05-07
Chang, L. Integrating Engineering and Technology in to Prevention. Centers for Intervention and Services Research Meeting. Baltimore, MD.

JHU Entrepreneurship Week

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2014-04-21
Bollinger, R. JHU Entrepreneurship Week. Medical and Educational Perspectives, Inc. JHU Entrepreneurship Week. Baltimore, MD.

mHealth: Overview and Opportunities for Novel Cancer Research

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2014-03-19
Chang, L. mHealth: Overview and Opportunities for Novel Cancer Research. National Cancer Institute DCEG Fellows’ Training Symposium. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD.

The Importance of Primary Care and Community Perspective in Advancing Basic Medical Education - Global Lessons for Making Progress Locally in Resource Constrained Times

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2014-03-07
Bollinger, R. The Importance of Primary Care and Community Perspective in Advancing Basic Medical Education - Global Lessons for Making Progress Locally in Resource Constrained Times. Medical Meeting. Cork, Ireland.

Mobile Technologies for HIV Care and Prevention

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2013-11-20
Gupta, A. Mobile Technologies for HIV Care and Prevention. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2013 Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2013.

Global Mobile Health

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2013-11-02
Chang, L. Global Mobile Health. Wireless Health 2013. Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Baltimore, MD. 2013.

Medical Design Initiative: Low-Cost Solutions to Global Health Challenges

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2013-07-25
Gupta, A. Medical Design Initiative: Low-Cost Solutions to Global Health Challenges. Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP) 2013. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD. 2013.

E-Learning Technologies and Social Networking Technologies to Support Healthcare Education and Delivery in Low Resource Settings

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2013-04-09
Bollinger, R. E-Learning Technologies and Social Networking Technologies to Support Healthcare Education and Delivery in Low Resource Settings. HU MedBiquitous Conference 2013. Philip Dodds Memorial Lecture. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD. 2013.

mHealth Tools and POC Devices

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2013-02-07
Chang, L. mHealth Tools and POC Devices. 2013 GETHealth Summit. New York, NY. 2013.

mHealth and HIV in 2013: Applying mHealth Interventions to HIV Prevention Research

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2013-01-08
Bollinger, R. mHealth and HIV in 2013: Applying mHealth Interventions to HIV Prevention Research. Prevention Core of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baltimore, MD. 2013.

Where in the World is eMOCHA?

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2012-12-11
Bollinger, R. Where in the World is eMOCHA? GmI Series – JHU Global mHealth Initiative. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD.

The Use of IT to Support Global Health Research and Education

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2012-12-07
Bollinger, R. The Use of IT to Support Global Health Research and Education. JHU Region III Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Health Disparities Conference. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD.

mHealth Research: A Case Study from Uganda

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2012-04-05
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Chang. L. mHealth Research: A Case Study from Uganda. Special Studies and Research: Advanced Topics in Mobile Health (mHealth). Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baltimore, MD.

mHealth in the Field

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2012-02-01
Chang, L. mHealth in the Field. Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice. JBGrant Global Health Society. Baltimore, MD.

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Emocha Mobile Health expands to opioid addiction treatment

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2017-06-23
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun: emocha received award to expand miDOT capabilities to help care providers treat opioid addiction.

emocha is looking to help treat opioid addiction

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2017-06-16
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Technical.ly Baltimore
emocha received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to complete the research studies ahead of its commercial release. The technology will be used in clinic-based treatment, with observation of take-home being a next step. The grant will help the startup validate the...

Emocha launches pilot to help recovering opioid addicts

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2017-06-15
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Baltimore Business Journal
Emocha will be piloting its platform in partnership with two opioid recovery clinics based at the University of Washington in Seattle and Boston University.

Company tests mobile health for tuberculosis treatment

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2017-05-23
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NIH: News and Events
Preliminary data show 93% treatment adherence using video observation, with savings of more than $1,000 per TB patient over 6 months

Global Impact Report

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2017-01-31
Learn about CCGHE's work to improve infectious disease prevention & treatment around the world.

2017 Directors' Statement

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2017-01-31
A New Decade of Global Health Impact The CCGHE recently marked its 10-year anniversary, and it’s an occasion that affords an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made so far, and envision what lies ahead. We are encouraged by the changes we’ve seen in health outcomes for people living with...

emocha and miDiagnostics collaborate to achieve more comprehensive mobile testing

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2016-12-12
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iMedicalApps
Baltimore-based tech startup emocha is collaborating with miDIAGNOSTICS in order to combine hardware and software to augment current medical tests for patients and health care providers. Emocha is a Johns Hopkins startup spinout and the end goal is to utilize each company’s strengths to bring test...

In Bolivia, health workers use cell phones to eradicate Chagas disease

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2016-11-29
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Humanosphere
With real-time information, a better map emerges telling health officials where people might need treatment, and allows someone to schedule fumigation. Beyond that, eMOCHA allows health workers to log additional data, such as the number of family members in a home or the number of times it has been...

Bolivia: MSF develops an information system for exterminating the bugs that transmit Chagas

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2016-11-04
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Medecins Sans Frontieres
From this year, MSF is launching the central information system called eMOCHA in three municipalities within Narciso Campero Province in Bolivia. This system is a technological breakthrough that enables people to report the location of triatomine bugs or 'kissing bugs', the vector insects for...

Eight finalists announced for Beta City pitch competition

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2016-09-22
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Baltimore Business Journal
Eight early-stage companies — from app developers to an online consignment shop — will vie for $75,000 in prizes at Beta City’s Venture Capital Pitch Day competition on Sep. 29 at City Garage.

Emocha Mobile Health lands new contracts for its medication monitoring app

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2016-08-30
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The Baltimore Sun
A Baltimore startup with a mobile application to keep tuberculosis patients on track with their medication regimen is expanding with new contracts in California and big ideas for how the technology can improve oversight of medications for other illnesses. Emocha Mobile...

Digital health tools target medication adherence, population health

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2016-08-30
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mHealth Intelligence
Public health officials in three central California counties will be using a medication management app to help tuberculosis patients stick to their schedules. Officials in Contra Costa, Fresno and Merced counties are contracting with Emocha Mobile Health in a bid to curb the region’s high rate of...

Imec’s miDiagnostics joint venture does blood tests from blood-drop

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2016-08-09
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Electronics Weekly
miDiagnostics, the joint venture between Imec and Johns Hopkins University, aims to develop IC-based diagnostic tests which use drops of blood to detect cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules.

Emocha brings TB adherence tech to California as part of national expansion

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2016-08-02
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MedCity News
Emocha, a digital health startup seeking to create more flexibility for tuberculosis patients to meet the requirements for Directly Observed Therapy, or DOT, has added a new set of customers in California as part of a national expansion.

emocha’s public health apps are heading to California

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2016-08-02
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Technical.ly Baltimore
Three counties in California signed on to use emocha’s apps for managing tuberculosis. The Johns Hopkins spinout is implementing miDOT in Fresno, Merced and Contra Costa counties.

CCGHE at AIDS 2016

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2016-07-20
CCGHE efforts presented at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa

Confronting Gender Based Violence 2016 Course

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2016-06-16
2016-06-16—The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) is pleased to launch the free online course Confronting Gender-based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers. Registration is now open for the course, which is being offered through Coursera. It is scheduled to...

Can Technology & Training Promote Retention in Care & Prevent HIV Transmission?

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2016-05-10
When HIV+ mothers are actively engaged in care, they are far less likely to transmit the disease to their babies. And while HIV+ women in India generally seek initial care, maintaining continuity of care can be challenging. One study in India seeks to answer the question: Can a focused empowerment...

Mobile Technology Developed at Hopkins Medicine Transforming TB Care in Texas

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2016-04-19
Harris County Public Health Environmental Services Hailed TB Elimination Champion by CDC The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently named Harris County Public Health Environmental Services among its 2016 TB Elimination Champions for improving tuberculosis (TB) patient outcomes in...

CCGHE at CROI 2016

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2016-02-29
JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR CLINICAL GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AT CROI 2016 FEBRUARY 22-25 2016 | BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Combination HIV Prevention and HIV Incidence in a Ugandan Hotspot Fishing Community. Poster Presentation. Session: HIV Testing and Prevention. Authors: Kagaayi J,...

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