*New publication* Usability and acceptability of two automated pneumonia diagnostic aids: Findings from Ethiopia and Nepal

16 October, 2019

Dear HIFA community,

I'm delighted to announce the publication of a new research brief [https://www.malariaconsortium.org/resources/publications/1281/usability-... that shares findings from the Acute Respiratory Infection Diagnostic Aid (ARIDA) project, which introduced two automated respiratory rate counting aids in resource-limited settings in Ethiopia and Nepal to support frontline health workers in classifying fast breathing: a symptom of pneumonia.

Have a read to find out more about the usability of the devices, as well as their acceptability to frontline health workers and caregivers, and please do get in touch with any reflections.

Very best wishes,


Alexandra Chitty

Publications Manager

Malaria Consortium

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HIFA profile: Alexandra Chitty is Research Uptake Officer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity, SHARE, UK. Professional interests: WASH Research uptake. alexandra.chitty AT lshtm.ac.uk