Brazil

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By Jonah Comstock 10:58 am January 22, 2019
São Paolo, Brazil is a city with 20 million inhabitants — all served by a nationalized healthcare system that has struggled to find enough specialists to offer those residents care in a timely manner. Take dermatology, for instance. The city had a waitlist of more than 60,000 people, each waiting around a year and a half to see a dermatologist. So city officials decided to see if telemedicine...
By Heather Mack 02:34 pm 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 01:11 pm 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 08:12 am 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,...