Wikipedia Could Replace Google Flu Trends

After the fall of Google Flu Trends, researchers suggest Wikipedia could take it’s place Nature recently reported on research from the Massachusites Institute of Technolohgy (MIT) that Google’s tool for predicting the number of flu cases, Google Flu Trends, was consistently over estimating the number of cases. This was put down to changes to the google search algorithym, and the …

Social investment for the development of sustainable public health solutions in Latin America

Carlos Slim Health Institute is a non-profit organization created in 2007 to develop and fund programs aimed at helping to solve health problem in Latin America. Dr Miguel Betancourt-Cravioto, Director, Global Solutions at the institute joined us at the World Vaccine Congress Washington 2012 to discuss their work and their success in putting into action health programs in Latin America. …

#wvcusa Dr Mike McQuestion @SabinVaccineInstitute from paternalism to country ownership of national #immunization programs

  Dr Mike McQuestion presented today at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington about ownership of national immunization programs The Sabin Sustainable Immunization Financing Program works to create pathways to country ownership of immunization programs.  The group does advocacy work at high levels through parliamentary briefings, targeted peer exchanges and legislative workshops. Current investment needed to immunize a child in …

#wvcusa – Dr Miguel Betancourt, Director Global Solutions, #CarlosSlim Foundation LIVE: #publichealth solutions in Latin America

  Dr Miguel Betancourt presented today at the World Vaccine Congress about social investment for the development of sustainable public health in Latin America. The Carlos Slim Health Institute is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the health of the population in Latin America and elsewhere, by investing in sustainable public health solutions in maternal and child health, nutrition, …