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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.


Nelson Lab Research at the Christiaville Foundation, Haiti

Overview of collaborative public health research between Dr. Eric Nelson’s laboratory at the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida and the Christianville Foundation in Gressier, Haiti.


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.


How to Solve a Puzzle with 11 Million Pieces: Improving Clean Water Access and Public Health Services in Haiti

SeeClickFix joined the University of Florida, Stanford University, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, DINEPA, the République d’ Haîti and thirteen other organizations for the first annual Clean Water Summit hosted by the Université d’État d’Haîti in Port au Prince.


The right tool for the job: Creating a waterborne disease reporting system for Nepal

Eric Nelson, MD, PhD is working to create reporting systems for doctors internationally. But, as he learned in the remote regions of Nepal, a high-tech approach isn’t always the best approach.


Better Maps, Less Cholera?

Without a detailed map, patients who contract cholera can’t tell doctors precisely where they live, making it harder for health workers to intervene quickly. That’s where Dr. Eric J. Nelson — and his digital maps — come into play.


Creating excellence for all

Our mission is to combine medical, technological, and scientific skill sets to discover new approaches to combat infectious disease outbreaks. We do this by listening to both patients and their health care providers in the hope that conversation uncovers unanticipated problems and reveals solutions inspired by the end-user.


Dr. Eric Nelson brings new research and technology to EGH

Eric Nelson, M.D. Ph.D., is part of a team of scientists that build technologies to improve the health of poor communities in developing countries using a process called human centered design to define challenges and explore sustainable solutions.


Reporting and treating cholera: Soon, there could be an app for that

Eric Jorge Nelson, MD, PhD, a pediatrician and cholera expert, is working to change this scenario with a smartphone app that he and his team are developing for use in places at high-risk for cholera outbreaks.


Clinical Infectious Diseases – COTS Program

The Cholera Outbreak Training and Shigellosis (COTS) Program, version 1.0, is a compact disc (CD)-based educational program for individuals, nongovernmental organizations, and ministries of health. Although the focus is on cholera and shigellosis, this interactive educational program provides useful basic information on the general management of acute diarrhea.