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Leslie Galloway

MotoMeds Drives Change in Pediatric Care

Dr. Eric Nelson is committed to the pursuit of accessible health care around the clock, both day and night.  The University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health and Department of Pediatrics associate professor has been with UF since 2016. Apart from his time at the UF College of…

TrekMedics and MotoMeds hosted by NETHOPE

Road traffic injuries in Tanzania. Bush fires in Belize. Acutely sick children in Haiti. Learn how Trek Medics works with local humanitarian groups to deploy and manage community-based emergency response systems using basic mobile technologies…

Delivering Critical Pediatric Medicines at Night Time

Healthcare accessibility remains a pressing issue, particularly in resource-limited settings. The latest podcast episode brings to light the innovative MotoMeds model that’s bridging health access gaps in Haiti. Dr. Eric Nelson and Molly Klarman, driving forces behind MotoMeds Healthline, discuss a revolutionary pediatric telemedicine and medication delivery service.

PBS Interview: Headline Humboldt

We sit down with Eureka High School graduate Dr. Eric Nelson from the University of Florida’s emerging pathogens institute to talk about moto-meds, a program he’s developed to deliver emergency medications to stranded patients in Haiti. Also, thousands of poor kids and adults are getting kicked off Medi-Cal because of…

NIH: Delivering hope and health care in Haiti and Ghana

When he first volunteered in Haiti during the 2010 cholera outbreak, Dr. Eric Nelson noted that his team was seeing more and more patients with avoidable dehydration whose symptoms had worsened during the overnight hours when access to medical care was unavailable. Haunted by this, Nelson, a former Fogarty Fellow who…

Moto Meds: Saving Lives Through Nighttime Intervention

Did you know that in low-income countries, there is only one doctor for every 10,000 people?* Here are some other stats that will blow your mind: 50% of people across the globe lack access to essential health care.* 99% of maternal deaths happen in developing countries.* Each day, 15,000 children…

Treating Sick Children at Night in Haiti | MotoMeds

MotoMeds is a pediatric nighttime telemedicine and medication delivery service. It’s currently operating in two cities in Haiti, and the idea is to bridge the gap in access to pre-emergency treatment for children at nighttime.

Algorithm optimizes antibiotic use in settings with poor hygiene and sanitation

In developing countries, inappropriate antibiotic use is a persistent, difficult challenge. An international group of scientists that includes investigators from Bangladesh, Mali, and the United States have a solution: an artificial intelligence-driven tool that uses an algorithm to estimate the probability a case of diarrhea is caused by a virus…

Slip ‘N Slide Game Show Shoot Stopped By ‘Explosive Diarrhea’

The logline for NBC’s upcoming game show, Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, says that the outdoor competition “takes the spirit of the classic backyard slide and transforms it into a real-life water park full of gigantic slippery rides, with the chance to take home a big cash prize.” But instead of insider…