The primary function of Wireless Sensor Networks is data acquisition or monitoring of some medium, such as temperature. In many instances these networks are deployed throughout inaccessible or hazardous regions meaning frequent maintenance such as battery replacement is undesirable and in some cases impossible. Intelligent power management for these devices… (More)
This statement presents the latest evidence for integrated community case management of childhood illness, describes the necessary program elements and support tools for effective implementation, and lays out actions that countries and partners can take to support the implementation of integrated community case management at scale.
One of the primary issues for any Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) deployment is that of longevity of the network. The life span of the network must be maximized while maintaining the quality of the sensory data received from the network. Most current solutions for achieving this require the definition of a sensing radius for each sensor together with a… (More)
Computational protein design is a reverse procedure of protein folding and structure prediction, where constructing structures from evolutionarily related proteins has been demonstrated to be the most reliable method for protein 3-dimensional structure prediction. Following this spirit, we developed a novel method to design new protein sequences based on… (More)
Integrated community case management (iCCM) of malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea has been increasingly adopted as a strategy to improve the access of children to treatment of these diseases in underserved areas. iCCM offers a way forward both from the perspective of the sick child and from the perspective of rational drug use, by providing… (More)
Interpolation is a technique used to estimate the value of a function at a given location, assuming that the values of the function are known for surrounding locations. A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a spatially distributed set of sensor platforms usually with a range of sensory modalities e.g. temperature or light intensity. Interpolation can be used… (More)
Integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illness is an increasingly popular strategy to expand life-saving health services to underserved communities. However, community health approaches vary widely across countries and do not always distribute resources evenly across local health systems. We present a harmonized framework, developed… (More)
Uganda's Ministry of Health, together with partners, has introduced integrated community case management (iCCM) for children under 5 years. We assessed how the iCCM program addresses newborn care in three midwestern districts through document reviews, structured interviews, and focus group discussions with village health team (VHT) members trained in iCCM,… (More)