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Allowing moms to self-weigh babies in BF support group

I agree very much with Nicholas Cunningham on the importance of involving mothers -- and older siblings and schoolchildren -- in the use and understanding of growth monitoring, using a clear, graphic, easy-to-use "Road to Health" chart. In remote rural areas of Mexico a lot of families with children live in isolated small farms far away from a health post.

Barriers and facilitators to health information exchange in low- and middle-income country settings: a systematic review

The exchange and use of health information can help healthcare professionals and policymakers make informed decisions on ways of improving patient and population health. Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have however failed to embrace the approaches and technologies to facilitate health information exchange (HIE). We sought to understand the barriers and facilitators to the implementation and adoption of HIE in LMICs.

Wikipedia and Medicine: Quantifying Readership, Editors, and the Significance of Natural Language (2) Parasites

Last week, I have organized a health information workshop with some clinical laboratory technicians, they idenfied lack of open access to atlas about parasites for training new technicians and as reference. And I also found that a 2014 FAO report related with food parasites, FAO mentioned "Despite their huge social costs and global impacts, information is generally lacking regarding just where these parasites come from, how they live in the human body, and - most importantly - how they make us sick.". 

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