Aisling Irwin

Aisling Irwin

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Science journalist.

Health mobile apps are coming of age

For a few months in 2016 community health workers working with children in northern Malawi had a helping hand. A smartphone app led them through a standard protocol of examinations helping to boost both the accuracy of diagnoses, as well as their confidence. They told researchers they liked the app

Scientists need to do more to disseminate successful forestry practices and technologies

Forest experts need to interact more with farming and mining businesses, agriculture and finance ministries in order to accelerate the use of scientific tools to restore global forests. It’s one of a series of recommendations published this month (16 March) on how to achieve SDG 15 to manage forests