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

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Evaluation of a multimodal, distance learning HIV management course for clinical care providers in India

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2012-10-01
Publication: 
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
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Distance learning is an important tool for training HIV health workers. However, there is limited evidence on design and evaluation of distance learning HIV curricula and tools. We therefore designed, implemented, and evaluated a distance learning course on HIV management for clinical care...

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

Post Date: 
2012-09-12
Publication: 
AIDS Care
Country: 
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

Post Date: 
2012-08-14
Publication: 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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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

Post Date: 
2012-01-17
Publication: 
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

Post Date: 
2012-01-15
Publication: 
Informatics for Health and Social Care
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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

Post Date: 
2012-01-15
Publication: 
Medical Teacher
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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

Post Date: 
2011-11-15
Publication: 
AIDS and Behavior
Country: 
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

Post Date: 
2011-06-17
Publication: 
BMC Medical Education
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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

Post Date: 
2011-06-15
Publication: 
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

Post Date: 
2011-04-09
Publication: 
Education for Health
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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
Publication: 
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Country: 
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
Publication: 
AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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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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mHealth: Overview and Opportunities for Novel Cancer Research

Post Date: 
2014-03-19
Presentation Location: 
Bethesda, MD
Event & Convener: 
National Cancer Institute DCEG Fellows’ Training Symposium. National Institutes of Health
Lecture

Mobile Technologies for HIV Care and Prevention

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2013-11-20
Presentation Location: 
Atlanta, GA
Event & Convener: 
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2013 Conference
Presentation

Global Mobile Health

Post Date: 
2013-11-02
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Wireless Health 2013. Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business
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Medical Design Initiative: Low-Cost Solutions to Global Health Challenges

Post Date: 
2013-07-25
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP) 2013. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Presentation

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

Post Date: 
2013-04-09
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
HU MedBiquitous Conference 2013. Philip Dodds Memorial Lecture. Johns Hopkins University
Lecture

mHealth Tools and POC Devices

Post Date: 
2013-02-07
Presentation Location: 
New York, NY
Event & Convener: 
2013 GETHealth Summit
Presentation

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

Post Date: 
2013-01-08
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Prevention Core of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation

Where in the World is eMOCHA?

Post Date: 
2012-12-11
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
GmI Series – JHU Global mHealth Initiative. Johns Hopkins University
Presentation

The Use of IT to Support Global Health Research and Education

Post Date: 
2012-12-07
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
JHU Region III Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Health Disparities Conference. Johns Hopkins University
Presentation

mHealth Research: A Case Study from Uganda

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2012-04-05
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
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Event & Convener: 
Special Studies and Research: Advanced Topics in Mobile Health (mHealth). Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation

mHealth in the Field

Post Date: 
2012-02-01
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice. JBGrant Global Health Society
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2017 Directors' Statement

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
2016-12-12
Source: 
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

Post Date: 
2016-11-29
Source: 
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

Post Date: 
2016-11-04
Source: 
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

Post Date: 
2016-09-22
Source: 
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.

Digital health tools target medication adherence, population health

Post Date: 
2016-08-30
Source: 
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...

Emocha Mobile Health lands new contracts for its medication monitoring app

Post Date: 
2016-08-30
Source: 
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 Health, founded in 2013 on...

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

Post Date: 
2016-08-09
Source: 
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

Post Date: 
2016-08-02
Source: 
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

Post Date: 
2016-08-02
Source: 
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

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

Confronting Gender Based Violence 2016 Course

Post Date: 
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?

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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,...

LEAP Program a Resource for Investigators of New Antiretrovirals

Post Date: 
2016-02-03
February 3, 2016—Baltimore, MD—The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education, the Johns Hopkins Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and the University of Liverpool launched a new website for an NIH-funded drug development resource called the Long-Acting/...

CCGHE At The Union 2015

Post Date: 
2015-11-30
JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR CLINICAL GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AT THE UNION DECEMBER 2- 6 2015 | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Congratulations, Fogarty Fellows & Ujala Scholars! Dr. Anita Basavaraj, Ms. Jessica Elf, Dr. Sunita Girish, Dr. Nikhil Gupte, Dr. Aarti Kinikar, Dr. Rahul Lokhande, Dr. Jyoti...

Amid international growth, emocha gets grant to look at Maryland TB treatment

Post Date: 
2015-11-23
Source: 
Technical.ly Baltimore
emocha Mobile Health received a Small Business Innovation Research grant to further development of its mobile app that provides video-based healthcare observations in some cases where visits were previously required. The NIH grant, which is for about $200,000 over two years, will allow the Johns...

emocha App for Ebola Monitoring Nominated for Innovation Award

Post Date: 
2015-08-28
emocha ® Mobile Health, Inc., was nominated this week for a 2015 Baltimore Innovation Award for its Outbreak Symptoms Monitoring Application developed to monitor symptoms among people traveling from west-African countries where there are active Ebola outbreaks. emocha ® is one of 5 companies...

Sparking change: Baltimore's growing startup community

Post Date: 
2015-08-04
Source: 
Baltimore Fishbowl
Baltimore is kind of like a small-scale America, gearing towards a service-based economy for a variety of industries, with the startups here are trying to reinvigorate the economy on both a macro and a micro level. emocha, a health IT startup developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical...

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