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An exciting resource is being developed by the Center for Communication Programs at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. It's an online mHealth evidence database that aims to catalog, categorize and grade all of the known peer-reviewed and grey literature on mHealth in high-, middle- and low-income countries.
That's a tall order, to be sure, and while the public website is still in alpha version (the beta version will be launched in a matter of weeks), after talking to James BonTempo, the Center's Director of ICT & Innovation, I'm convinced that this USAID-funded project is the sorely needed kind of global database for mHealth evidence. Read more...
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