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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…

MotoMeds Health Line for Sick Children in Haiti

The University of Florida launched a new children’s healthline in Haiti using Trek Medics’ Beacon software to improve access to nighttime healthcare and prevent acute childhood illnesses from converting to emergencies.

Fogarty Fellow Fights Cholera in Bangladesh

Nelson was paired with Dr. Ashraf Khan from Bangladesh for the year-long Fogarty fellowship. After training together at NIH, the two researched different topics in Bangladesh, with Nelson focusing on cholera transmission in mice.

Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and Ministry of Technology showcase clinical trial results and partnership with the University of Florida

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (MOHFW), the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh and the University of Florida successfully and collaboratively deployed the mHealth Diarrhoeal Disease Management (mHDM) Trial. Workshop on the Evaluation of a mHealth Platform at IEDCR mHealth to HelpCure Diarrhoea…

Visitor of the Week: Ashton Creasy

Nelson Lab Member, Ashton Creasy, visited the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) to participate in the Advanced Bacterial Genetics course.