Latin America

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Antibiotic Use for Travelers' Diarrhea Favors Particularly Resistant Super Bacteria

Press Release | University of Helsinki | February 9, 2017

Every year, millions of travellers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware of this, as the bacteria cause no symptoms. High-risk areas for contracting ESBL bacteria are South and South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America. Diarrhoea is the most common health complaint for people who travel to poor regions of the world. Those contracting diarrhoea have an increased risk of ESBL acquisition, and if they choose to they treat it with antibiotics, the risk becomes multiplied...

Behind The Huge Cyberattack Campaign In Latin America That No One Has Heard About

Pawel Kopczynski | Quartz | August 26, 2014

For the past four years, a secret cyber-attack campaign, possibly state-sponsored, has been directed at several Latin American intelligence services, military, embassies and other government institutions. The Moscow-based cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab, which claims to have unearthed the campaign, has given it a name: El Machete...

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BlueEHS™ Attracts 1,100 New Medical Practices Each Month

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | February 23, 2016

ZH HealthcareTM (ZH), the leading provider of Health IT as a ServiceTM (HITaaSTM), today presented its 2015 report card and announced major initiatives for 2016...In 2015 ZH defined its mission: “to make health information technology and electronic medical records affordable and accessible to everyone.” Mr. Hameed declared that, “The path to achieving ZH’s mission is by delivering a platform that enables healthcare providers and innovators to quickly build and deploy their Electronic Health Solution, using a set of tools and modules available on the cloud, with minimal time and cost...

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Brazil's health IT market to top $714 million by 2015

Brian Dolan | MobiHealthNews | August 21, 2012

According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, the Brazilian market is the second fastest growing BRIC market after China. Last year Brazil’s health IT market generated revenues of $410 million, which is expected to hit $714 million by 2015. Read More »

ClearCanvas now supports Spanish users

Press Release | ClearCanvas | March 29, 2012

ClearCanvas Inc., an innovative medical imaging informatics company, today announced new releases of ClearCanvas Team Edition PACS and Clinical Edition Workstation with Spanish language support.  This is the first local language version of the ClearCanvas product line. Read More »

Firefox OS And Medic Mobile Use The Web To Connect The World To Healthcare

Staff Writer | The Mozilla Blog | April 9, 2014

At Mozilla, we are dedicated to putting the power of the Web in people’s hands in support of our mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web. We’re pleased to announce today that we’re partnering with Medic Mobile, a leader in mHealth solutions for developing countries, to take that mission to the world’s most remote and underserved communities.

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Jessica McKenzie | WeGov | August 20, 2014

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico...

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Jompeame Wants To Reduce Poverty In South America Through Crowdfunding

John Biggs | Tech Crunch | December 5, 2015

Jompeame (Jumpstartme in Spanish) is a new crowdfunding site aimed at helping the impoverished in Latin America. The site is currently raising money to launch formally but they’ve already raised $25,000, which is enough to support 59 people in the Dominican Republic. The nonprofit is working hard to raise attention to the plight of Latin America’s poor. They’ve spent about $120 a month so far on servers and Facebook ads but they want to expand and grow to help more folks...

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Latin American Countries Band Together To Fight Growing Problem Of Investor-State Disputes

Glyn Moody | Techdirt | July 1, 2013

As Techdirt has observed, investor-state dispute resolution (ISDR) is turning into a major weapon that corporations can deploy against nations in order to claim damages for some alleged loss of future profits as a result of government action -- for example, stricter health or environmental regulations. Read More »

Latin American iLab established by InSTEDD & Manas

iLab Admin | Manas News | February 1, 2012

iLab Latam serves as enabling environments for technology transfer and collaboration between software developers, governments, NGOs, universities, private sector companies, local communities and experts from a variety of disciplines. iLaab Latam, established in Buenos Aires, is a partnership between InSTEDD and Manas in Latin America. Read More »

Latin American Research Publications Rising Fast

María Elena Hurtado | | January 7, 2013

Latin American scientists are producing more scientific papers and having those papers cited more widely, according to a recent study. Read More »

Network to boost visibility of Latin America's science

Cecilia Rosen and Daniela Hirschfeld | | December 28, 2012

Nine countries across Latin America have joined forces to launch an open-access (OA) science depository for the continent. The project, entitled LA Referencia, is designed as an online federated network of institutional repositories of scientific publications. Its goal is to offer open access to scientific papers and doctoral and master's theses in partner countries — Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, México, Perú and Venezuela. Read More »

OpenMRS in Latin America

The OpenMRS community is working to apply health information technologies (HIT) to solve problems, primarily in resource-challenged environments.  It is  a proud, global community of developers, implementers, funders, and users all trying to make the world a better place by using their expertise to improve the health and wellness of people around the globe. Read More »

The Disaster Response Innovation Fund Is Open for Applications

Press Release | GSMA | September 7, 2017

Since the inception of GSMA’s Disaster Response programme in 2012, we have worked with our GSMA members, humanitarian partners and the wider private and humanitarian sectors to drive the creation and adoption of coordinated, impactful solutions and practices that leverage the ubiquity of the mobile technology. Since 2015 we have done this under the umbrella of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, a global initiative which now has over 115 Mobile Network Operator (MNO) signatories across 78 countries...

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The Future Of Health Care Access

John A. MacDonald, Anita M. McGahan, and Will Mitchell | Stanford Social Innovation Review | October 18, 2013

Traditional health care is a hands-on, brick-and-mortar affair. But across the developing world, a wave of technology-driven innovation signals the emergence of a compelling new model. Read More »