Brazil

By Heather Mack August 5, 2016
The 2016 Olympic Games are, defiantly, upon us. In the face of Rio de Janeiro’s questionable quality of air, water, mosquito-borne disease control, plus high crime rates, public health officials around the world are bracing for the impact. So, where safety and public health interventions end, the apps are here to fill in the gaps. Most are focused on curbing the spread of Zika virus, which has...
By Heather Mack July 20, 2016
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has launched an app to monitor and report symptoms of Zika virus and other known epidemics in the country. The app, Guardioes de Saude (Gaurdians of Health) will give Brazilian residents and attendees of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games – as well as the estimated 500,000 foreign visitors – the ability to help curb the spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases....
By Jonah Comstock July 29, 2013
UK-based mobile operator O2, a subsidiary of Telefonica, has discontinued two of its mobile health offerings in the UK. By the end of 2013, the company will stop supporting consumer-facing emergency response service Help at Hand and provider-facing remote patient monitoring service Health at Home. MobiHealthNews reported on the launch of these two offerings just a few months ago, in mid-March,...

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