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[liberationtech] Research on digital health in Nepal

Yosem Companys companys at
Thu May 12 08:44:57 PDT 2016

From: Isaac Holeman <isaac.holeman at>

Hi Martha,

A team at Possible Health, Medic Mobile, UNFPA, Harvard and University of
Washington published this paper last month:

Combining Healthcare-Based and Participatory Approaches to Surveillance:
Trends in Diarrheal and Respiratory Conditions Collected by a Mobile Phone
System by Community Health Workers in Rural Nepal

Some of the same people are working on a paper about Possible's EMR, though
I don't know what stage of the publication process they're in (could
already be published). I would reach out to Duncan Maru. You can read about
the project informally here:

At some point in your process it might be worth talking to Jay Evans, who
leads Medic Mobile's Kathmandu's office and has a strong working
relationship with the ministry of health (full disclosure, I'm also
affiliated with Medic Mobile). If you'd like me to introduce Jay, feel free
to follow up off-list.

I'd also invite you to post a link to your findings here when you're
finished, I'd be interested to see what comes of your analysis!

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