Marcelo D'Agostino

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BACKGROUND As their availability grew exponentially in the last 20 years, the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health has been widely espoused, with many emphasizing their potential to decrease health inequities. Nonetheless, there is scarce availability of information regarding ICT as tools to further equity in health,(More)
worthy improvements over the past several decades. However, several critical goals remain unmet. Considerable challenges persist in both communicable and non-communicable diseases; in particular, marked increases in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer, and the continued impact of diseases such as tuberculosis, dengue, and malaria.(More)
This paper presents an overview of the experience of an International Children's Center (ICC) team following many years of work in the field of education for nutrition in developing and industrialized countries. Nutrition education, a long term intervention in which individuals of all ages are active participants who acquire the knowledge, skills, and(More)
This article aimed to systematize the views on telehealth in Latin America and to present the experience of building an instrument for monitoring the development of telehealth initiatives based on the reality of this region. A group was structured to coordinate telehealth efforts in Latin America, with members appointed by the ministries of health of 16(More)
Political will and adoption of measures toward the use of eHealth have been steadily increasing, facilitating mobilization of resources necessary to adopt and implement digital services that will make it possible to improve access, expand coverage, and increase financial efficiency of health care systems. Adoption of the Strategy and Plan of Action on(More)
The training of health workers, families, and small children in the management of diarrhea is discussed. Health workers need to be trained to examine children with diarrhea, make informed decisions about their treatment , and provide information about prevention. Families must be trained on infant feeding patterns, the home treatment of diarrhea, and the(More)
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