ARCH will host a Breakfast Briefing on the 13th November 2015 from 7.30 –8.45am at NexusUCD, Belfield Office Park. The topic is ‘Connected Health – Malawi Style’ presented by Dr Joe Gallagher & Dr. Chris Watson.
According to the 2014 International Telecommunications Union’s report, 93% of the world’s population have a cellular network signal, while 79% of rural areas in Africa have a similar service, including data services. Meanwhile rural areas of Africa have some of the poorest health outcomes. In this seminar researchers from the gHealth Research Group in UCD will present on their work in Malawi on managing childhood illness, diabetes, and heart disease and how mHealth solutions can help overcome the barriers to healthcare that exist in Malawi.
Joe is a co-founder and Clinical Director for gHealth Research. He is a general practitioner and adjunct senior lecturer in health information systems in University College Cork where his work focuses on mHealth Interventions for Low and Middle Income Countries and in primary care in high income countries where he was a co-director of the Health Information Systems Research Centre. He is a researcher with the Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases Management Group in UCD where he is involved in a number of community based projects for the management of heart failure and cardiovascular disease. He is former general practice lead on the HSE Heart Failure Management Programme.
Chris is co-founder and Research Director of gHealth Research and is based in the Conway Institute UCD. He is also the principle investigator of the Experimental & Clinical Cardiology group in UCD, co-investigator for the Chronic Cardiovascular Disease Management Group in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, and the Translational Research Coordinator for the Heartbeat Trust, Dublin.
There will also be an update from the ARCH Centre Director, Michael O’Shea, which will bring particpants up to date on the ARCH research programme. Some items of interest from funding opportunites to collaborative projects will also be presented. The session will wrap up with 15 minutes for Q&A and networking.
If you are interested in attending this event, please register here: ARCH Breakfast Briefing: Connected Health – Malawi Style