Health tech startup emocha lands $1M NIH grant for Hopkins-led study
Baltimore health tech startup emocha Mobile Health Inc. was awarded a $1 million federal grant to support a new validation study for its technology. The two-year Small Business Innovation Research award comes from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the NIH. The funding will support a study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to evaluate how effective emocha's technology is at ensuring patients with tuberculosis stick to their…
Authors: Martini M, Mahroum N, Luigi Bragazzi N, Parodi A PMID: 30905113 [PubMed - in process]
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[Shabait] Mendefera -TB Control Day was observed at Southern region level in Segeneity on 21 March.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The results of decades of inaction on TB are that doctors are stuck with an antiquated treatment regimen that is both challenging to administer and monitor
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -At least 70 people die every day from Tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania, according to the Health Minister Ms Ummy Mwalimu. The number is an average of three people per hour.
[Bhekisisa] For years, catching this drug-resistant bacteria meant painful treatment that risked your hearing and mental health. Now, that could be changing.
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[New Times] The Ministry of Health has urged Rwandans to undertake screening for tuberculosis at the earliest opportunity, in order to get early treatment and reduce chances of acquiring preventable deaths associated with the disease.
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Africa governments to use domestic resources to fund core Tuberculosis (TB) control services in their countries