AccessMod 5

“Supporting Universal Health Coverage by modelling physical accessibility to health care”

AccessMod 5.0 is a World Health Organisation (WHO) tool, a free and open-source standalone software to model how physically accessible existing health services are to the target population, to estimate the part of the target population that would not receive care despite being physically accessible due to shortage of capacity in these services (human or equipment), to measure referral times and distances between health facilities, and to identify where to place new health facilities to increase population coverage through the scaling up analysis [1].

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Digital divide hampering the proliferation of Teleneurology

nrneurol.2018.31-f1Teleneurology refers to the use of technology to provide neurological care,  ranging from the the use of educational programs and remote monitoring, to the simplicity of  telephone call enabled ambulances. The recent decade has seen a rise in the use of teleneurology, mirrored by the increased research output (see figure 1), most likely deduced to its unique ability to increase access to care, especially in the context of low and middle-income countries  (LMICs)[1]. Following the emergence of telehealth, teleneruology also advocates for the expansion and migration for care delivery from more traditional locations, such as hospitals and clinics to homes and devices – such as mobile phones and wearables. 

“The number of e-mails, phone and video encounters now exceeds the number of in-person clinic visits”

-Dorsey et al, 2018

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A model partnership in transforming health intelligence for the eradication of Malaria

Expose. Explore. Explain. Empower. 

PATH has been involved in Visualise No Malaria  since 2014, an initiative dedicated to eradicate Malaria in Zambia [1] . Visualise No Malaria is a private sector, governmental and social sector collaboration, hoping to transform health intelligence by working together. The dream team is compromised of PATH, Zambia’s Ministry of Health and eight promising tech companies, who with access to better health data already produced a 92% reduction in malaria-related deaths in Southern Zambia [2].

 

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