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Safeguarding the Mental Health of Child Immigrants - New Online Toolkit for Attorneys

November 8, 2019
By Suman Kasturia “The video is deep and simple. A difficult combination to reach in educational material.”-Attorney Over the past year, our team at Digital MEdIC have worked collaboratively with faculty at Stanford and the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley to create an educational “toolkit” aimed at attorneys who advocate for detained immigrant children. ...
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From Theory to Practice: Our Strategic Retreat With Our Global Team

November 1, 2019
By Kira-Leigh Kuhnert “We are going to Stanford!” the South Africa-based Digital Medic team exclaimed with excitement as we got news, at the 11th hour, that one of our colleague’s visa application to the USA was approved. This is one of the few challenges of being part of a global team based in two countries. The Digital Medic South Africa Office Global collabor...
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Trauma-Informed Techniques for Lawyers Interviewing Immigrant Children

July 30, 2019
By Suman Kasturia There are many voices dominating the conversation on immigration that we, living in the US, hear through news media on a daily basis. One year ago, we heard a recording of children crying just after being forcibly separated from their families at the border—painful, and striking, it called our collective attention to the voices we rarely hear. With su...
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Designing Distance Learning Spaces in Rural Rwanda

April 29, 2019
University of Global Health Equity and Stanford Center for Health Education team up to transform the classroom experience in Rwanda. By Erfan Mojaddam I landed in Kigali on a Saturday evening. It was my first trip to Rwanda and on the shuttle ride to the hotel I was surprised by the calm atmosphere of the capital city. I was visiting Rwanda on behalf of Stanford to assis...
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Jayadeva: Manoj’s Story

March 21, 2019
On the 7th floor inpatient ward of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology (SJIC) in Bangalore, we met Manoj — a boy whose last day of school in 9th standard coincided with the week of his heart surgery. On the day we met, he was exactly one week away from the scheduled surgery. Manoj and his mother had spent the earlier part of the afternoon participating in one of Noora...
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Human-Centered Design of Video-Based Health Education

February 5, 2019
We're pleased to share our recently published research paper on Human-Centered Design of Global Health Education, by Maya Adam, MD; Shannon A McMahon, MHS, PhD; Charles Prober, MD; Till Bärnighausen, MD, ScD. Paper link: https://www.jmir.org/2019/1/e12128/
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Qhawe's Story

September 25, 2018
By: Maya Adam MD A new star is lighting up the production team at Digital MEdIC South Africa’s office in Cape Town. Her name is Qhawe Nkopane and she is DMSA’s youngest voice actor. Without any formal training, this 10 year-old, who narrates Stanford health education content in English and isiXhosa, is winning the hearts of academics, government health officials and phi...
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The Need for Digital Training Content Among Midwives in India

September 5, 2018
By: Jamie Johnston and Pooja Suri https://youtu.be/g2Z5YlwiDcg Documentary by Carlos Sanchez In December 2016, Stanford Digital MEdIC began a collaboration with the Government of Rajasthan and the Antara Foundation to produce digital healthcare education content in order to improve capacity among community healthcare workers. Specifically, the focus of the collaboration...
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