Compendium of Global Health Technologies: Innovative Ideas and Product Concepts

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on April 9, 2012Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Last year, the World Health Organization published a document titled, “Compendium of New and Emerging Health Technologies“. The document is an interesting resource that provides one page summaries of several technologies that are under development to address major public health concerns in low-resource settings. The compendium includes innovative approaches to a number of maternal and newborn health issues. Read up on the blood collection drape for estimating postpartum blood loss, the mobile phone fetal heart rate monitor, and the infant warmer. Technologies in the compendium are presented in one page summarizing the health problem addressed, the proposed solution and product specifications, based on data and information provided by the developers of the technologies concerned. The compendium 2011 is a first snapshot of several health technologies which might have the potential to improve health outcomes or to offer a solution to an unmet medical need in low-resource settings. The compendium specifically focuses on innovative technologies that are not yet widely available in developing countries, and product concepts under way.center_img Take a look at the full document here.Share this: The compendium of new and emerging technologies that address global health concerns has been created as a neutral platform for technologies which are likely to be suitable for use in low-resource settings. It is released to encourage the dialogue between ministries of health, procurement officers, donors, technology developers, manufacturers, clinicians, academics and the general public. In doing so, WHO aims at raising awareness of the pressing need for appropriate design solutions, and for further development and technology dissemination.last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals in search of pass rushing h

The Arizona Cardinals in search of pass rushing h

first_img The Arizona Cardinals, in search of pass rushing help, made a push to sign linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul away from the New York Giants.Unfortunately for them, Pierre-Paul on Tuesday decided not to leave the Big Apple, as he agreed to a one-year contract that can be worth up to $10.5 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.It’s certainly a blow to the Cardinals’ free agency plans, as they were hoping to land the 27-year-old who tallied just one sack in eight games last season but has 43 in six years, 12.5 of which came in 2014. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reacts during the Giants’ NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Pierre-Paul has filed a lawsuit seeking in more than $15,000 in damages against ESPN and reporter Adam Schefter for posting his medical records. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Miami Dade County in Florida, alleges that Pierre-Paul’s privacy was violated–as was Florida’s medical records statute–by the report last summer after the player severely injured his right hand in a fireworks accident on July 4. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) While not what they were hoping for, if it’s any consolation, Pierre-Paul was appreciative of the Cardinals’ interest.center_img Comments   Share   We’ll never know if Pierre-Paul was Arizona’s top target, and no doubt they will press on with their plans to land a pass rusher. Word came out Tuesday that Tamba Hali was staying with the Chiefs, though, so the options seem to be dwindling.But if nothing else, their pursuit of Pierre-Paul shows the Cardinals are very interested in upgrading their pass rush. The trick is, of course, actually being able to do it. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more