Global Health Tuesday: Technology and Diabetic Care in Rural Guatemala

When: April 24th, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1309

James Svenson, 2016 GHI Seed Grant recipient, presents on his team’s collaboration with a group from Stanford University to develop a computer-based app that can be used by village health promoters in San Lucas Tolimán, a town of 17,000, to monitor their diabetic patients. They have developed protocols that can be administered by these promoters to enhance the care of their diabetic patients. The project serves to provide ongoing care for diabetic patients for the communities around San Lucas, and may also be used as a model in other resource poor settings.

Dr. Svenson is an associate professor and the Research Director for the UW Department of Emergency Medicine.

The Global Health Tuesday seminar series hosts researchers and practitioners from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and across the world. The speakers showcase the complexity of global health challenges and the many kinds of expertise needed to address them. By sharing their experiences with the campus and Madison communities, these guests provide insights into global health, encourage conversation, and help connect colleagues locally and globally.