SMS to 9444: Rural Mobile Health Information in Jordan

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Feb 18, 2011

In Jordan, a new program called SOHITCOM (Social Health and IT for Rural Communities) uses mobile phones and web-based technology to improve access to maternal and early childhood healthcare information.

Developed by the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan in a partnership with Canadian funder IDRC, SOHITCOM is part of a larger program promoting and developing ICT4D in the Middle East. A two-part project, SOHITCOM is both a vaccination adherence service and a health information portal for rural Jordanians.

SMS to 9444: Rural Mobile Health Information in Jordan data sheet 2984 Views
Countries: Jordan


Posted by MohiniBhavsar on Feb 16, 2011

A Guatemalan NGO in Coban, whose goal is to support to Ministry of Health and the National School of Nursing in Coban to improve health services to the rural population, using e-health and m-health.

Organization Type: 
3ra. Calle, 5-18 Zona 3, Interior de la Escuela Nacional de Enfermermería de Cobán.
Atla Verapaz

February Events Round Up

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Jan 31, 2011

February is here and it's a big month for mobile technology and social development events! Read on for a roundup of what's happening this month, and please feel free to add your own events in the comments.

7-11 February, Social Media Week (worldwide) Nokia is sponsoring Social Media Week, a worldwide series of events that focuses on technology and social media. While not all the events are mobile-related, check out the website for details about events in New York City, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Sao Paulo, London, Hong Kong and Istanbul.

10 February, Open UN - Engagement in the Age of Real-Time (New York City) Global Pulse is participating in Social Media Week, hosting a series of panels and presentations. This event focuses on using innovative technology during crises, creating open governments, and using technology to gather and disseminate real-time information.

FLOW: Where Mobile Tech and Water Meet

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Jan 19, 2011

Roughly 13 percent of the world’s population still lacks access to a regular supply of clean drinking water, and monitoring current water pumps and sanitation points is an important part of making sure that areas that have gained access to clean water don’t lose it. Water for People is a non-profit organization that monitors water and sanitation points in the developing world; last February, the organization began to investigate how mobile technology could help their work and from this, FLOW was born.

FLOW (Field Level Operations Watch) is an open-source, Android application that allows field workers to use mobile phones to document how well water pumps and sanitation points in the developing world are functioning, then transmit that data to create an online tagged map of target regions.

Barriers and Gaps Affecting mHealth in Low and Middle Income Countries: Policy White Paper

Posted by MarkWeingarten on Jan 19, 2011
Barriers and Gaps Affecting mHealth in Low and Middle Income Countries: Policy White Paper data sheet 1605 Views
Mechael, Patricia, Hima Batavia, Nadi Kaonga, Sarah Searle, Ada Kwan, Adina Goldberger, Lin Fu, and James Ossman
Publication Date: 
May 2010
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper

Still in its infancy, mHealth, the use of mobile technologies for health, runs the risk of not realizing its full potential due to small-scale implementations and pilot projects with limited reach. To help shed light on these issues, the mHealth Alliance commissioned an in-depth exploration of the policy barriers and research gaps facing mHealth. The review identified significant gaps in mHealth knowledge stemming from the limited scale and scope of mHealth implementation and evaluation, a policy environment that does not link health objectives and related metrics to available mHealth tools and systems, and little investment in cost-benefit studies to assess mHealth value and health outcomes research to assess success factors and weed out poor investments.

As illustrated throughout the literature, the current single-solution focus of mHealth needs to be replaced by using mHealth as an extension and integrator of underlying health information systems along the continuum of care. Creating a strong collaborative foundation will be instrumental in driving and positioning public and private investment in mHealth in a way that contributes to achieving improved access to health information and services, health outcomes, and efficiencies.

Within such structured paradigms, planning for infrastructure investment and human resources capacity strengthening and identifying public and private stakeholders within the ecosystem to take leadership for the development, testing, implementation, and evaluation of mHealth activities can be appropriately mapped and planned and mHealth services more effectively extended to support the health of citizens and the work of health professionals and administrators.

Top Ten Tips for Working with Operators (Part Two)

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Jan 14, 2011

In part one of "How to Work With Operators," we investigated key considerations for mobile-for-change projects that, for better or worse, have to deal with mobile operations. In this second part of the series we look at the ten top tips for a successful relationship. While there is no one-size fits all approach or recommendation for a successful relationship, here are some tips for approaching, building, and sustaining a solid business relationship with a mobile provider.

Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India

Posted by MarkWeingarten on Jan 13, 2011
Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India data sheet 1385 Views
Ramachandran, Divya, Vivek Goswami, and John Canny
Publication Date: 
Dec 2010
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper

Rural health workers in India do not always have the training, credibility or motivation to effectively convince clients to adopt healthy practices. To help build their efficacy, we provided them with messages on mobile phones to present to clients. We present a study which compared three presentations of persuasive health messages by health workers using a phonebased lecture-style message, a phone-based dialogic message that elicits user responses, or no additional aids.

We found that dialogic messages significantly improve the quality of counseling sessions and increase discussion between health workers and clients; however, we did not statistically measure an effect of either phone-based message on health behavioral outcomes. We analyze these results in light of the challenges we faced and compromises we made through the research process due to the interplay of social, cultural and environmental realities, and discuss how these factors affect ICTD projects at large.

A Study of Connectivity in Millennium Villages in Africa

Posted by MarkWeingarten on Jan 13, 2011
A Study of Connectivity in Millennium Villages in Africa data sheet 1224 Views
Puri, Jyotsna, Patricia Mechael, Roxana Cosmaciuc, Daniela Sloninsky, Vijay Modi, Matt Berg, Uyen Kim Huynh, Nadi Kaonga, Seth Ohemeng-Dapaah, Maurice Baraza, Afolayan Emmanuel, and Sia Yyimo
Publication Date: 
Dec 2010
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper

The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is a community-based comprehensive multi-sectoral approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa over a five-year period. MVP and Ericsson’s Consumer Lab collaborated to investigate the baseline conditions for enhanced connectivity and integrating mobile telephony in MVP sites. It is hypothesized that this will accelerate the achievement of the MDGs through improved communication and availability of information. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, the research team aimed to assess the effects of network strengthening and strategic integration in the context of a rural village in a low-income African country.

Four Millennium Village sites were examined for this study on connectivity: Bonsaaso, Ghana; Dertu, Kenya; Ikaram, Nigeria; and Mbola, Tanzania. The survey results from the sites showed common attributes for mobile phone owners but usage trends differed across study sites. Given the results, in three of the four sites, there is a significant market to be explored for voice services to be strengthened and made more easily available in terms of infrastructure and costs. Lessons drawn from these sites can provide us with useful insights into the potential for development and use of mobile phones in the rest of the continent, in addition to providing useful policy implications.

Open Data Kit: Tools to Build Information Services for Developing Regions

Posted by MarkWeingarten on Jan 13, 2011
Open Data Kit: Tools to Build Information Services for Developing Regions data sheet 1136 Views
Hartung, Carl, Yaw Anokwa, Waylon Brunette, Adam Lerer, Clint Tseng, and Gaetano Borriello
Publication Date: 
Dec 2010
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper

This paper presents Open Data Kit (ODK), an extensible, open-source suite of tools designed to build information services for developing regions. ODK currently provides four tools to this end: Collect, Aggregate, Voice, and Build. Collect is a mobile platform that renders application logic and supports the manipulation of data. Aggregate provides a “click-to-deploy” server that supports data storage and transfer in the “cloud” or on local servers. Voice renders application logic using phone prompts that users respond to with keypad presses. Finally, Build is a application designer that generates the logic used by the tools. Designed to be used together or independently, ODK core tools build on existing open standards and are supported by an open-source community that has contributed additional tools. We describe four deployments that demonstrate how the decisions made in the system architecture of ODK enable services that can both push and pull information in developing regions.

Using Mobile Phones and Open Source Tools to Empower Social Workers in Tanzania

Posted by MarkWeingarten on Jan 12, 2011
Using Mobile Phones and Open Source Tools to Empower Social Workers in Tanzania data sheet 1459 Views
Dias, M. Beatrice, Daniel Nuffer, Anthony Velazquez, Ermine A. Teves, Hatem Alismail, Sarah Belousov, M. Freddie Dias, Rotimi Abimbola, Bradley Hall, and M. Bernardine Dias
Publication Date: 
Dec 2010
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper

Although para-social workers carry the primary responsibility in providing essential services to the growing population of orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania, they are often not paid for this work. Moreover, these para-social workers are unable to access governmental resources due to the lack of an efficient means of reporting their needs to relevant government officials in a timely manner.

In this paper we describe a text message (SMS) based solution that harnesses the prevalence of mobile phones coupled with several Open Source tools to empower these para-social workers. Specifically, we build a more efficient mechanism for reporting summary data on orphans and vulnerable children to relevant government officials in a cost-effective and efficient manner. This paper reports on our needs assessment process, reviews the related work, describes the implementation and testing of our prototype solution, and concludes with a discussion of relevant future work.

Assessing the Scope for Use of Mobile-Based Solution to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Bangladesh: A Case Study

Posted by MarkWeingarten on Jan 12, 2011
Assessing the Scope for Use of Mobile-Based Solution to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Bangladesh: A Case Study data sheet 1246 Views
Alam, Mafruha, Tahmina Khanam, and Rubayat Khan
Publication Date: 
Jan 2010
Publication Type: 
Report/White paper

Patient data collection and emergency health service is the primary challenge in developing countries. Risk assessment of pregnant mother and healthcare based on priority is almost impossible in present health service of Bangladesh.

A pilot study was done in three urban slums of Dhaka where BRAC health workers were provided with mobiles. A smart algorithm was incorporated in the mobiles. The mobile solution came up with useful findings. The health workers now could send data directly to central MIS system which reduced previous time lag. A secure web page contained all the patient data which was accessible by BRAC Personnel from anywhere any time. An automated risk assessing decision tree categorized the patients depending on their risk levels for timely treatment.

The mobile solution proposed a pro-active, cost-effective platform for rapid health service for pregnant mothers and neonates with reduced manpower.

M-Health Tech Trends 2011: What To Expect

Posted by admin on Jan 11, 2011

What can we expect to see on the technical front in m-health and m-for-development in 2011?  Unleashing the inner geek in all of us, guest contributor Matt Berg has some predictions. This post originally appeared on his blog It is reposted here with permission.

Commoditization of Mobile Based Data Collection

How to Work With Operators (Part One)

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Jan 09, 2011

Mobile-based projects for social change can be found in any issue area: mobile health, mobile money, initiatives that promote advocacy, citizen journalism, democratic participation, and economic livelihoods. While projects vary in scope, objectives, and platforms, one consistency between many successful projects is a good working relationship with the mobile network operator in a given country.

Mobile network operators, or MNOs, go by many names: mobile providers, cell providers, telecommunications companies. In this article, we focus on MNOs in the traditional sense: companies that provides mobile network services.

How to Work With Operators (Part One) data sheet 5137 Views
Countries: Afghanistan Bangladesh Haiti India Mexico Tanzania Zambia

December Events Roundup

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Dec 07, 2010

There are plenty of events happening this December to keep you up to date on all your mobile needs. Developer looking for a project? Researcher wanting to meet others in your field? No problem, there are plenty of mobile events for everyone! Event:

9 December, Tech Salon: Mobiles + Art + Activism (New York City, U.S.A.) For our last tech salon of the year, we'll be hosting an event that brings together art, mobiles and activism. Featuring artists and activists who use mobile phones in innovative and creative ways, our December tech salon will have installations and discussions with the artists (and, as always, food, wine, and great conversations). Sign up here!

Mobile Data Collection: A Special Round-Up

Posted by KatrinVerclas on Dec 06, 2010

If you're interested in using mobiles and ICTs for data collection, the sheer number of tools and projects can be overwhelming. With so much out there, the need to highlight good projects and consolidate practical information is clear. Here is a handy reference guide to all the data collection information we've accumulated on

The Ultimate Resource Guide

We recently created the Ultimate Resource Guide, an easy-to-use spreadsheet that breaks down our data collection content into clear categories:

  • Web content: A compilation of blog posts, case studies, and regular posts that focuses on data collection.
  • Peer Reviewed Research: A collection of journal articles, research papers, and literature reviews related to mobile data collection.
  • Reports and Evaluations: A matrix of 20+ case studies, broken down by issue, area of practice, target country, and type of evaluation.
  • How-Tos: Instructions for setting up many of the most popular data collection tools, such as ODK, RapidSMS, and EpiCollect.
  • Inventory: An inventory of current data collection projects around the world, compiled through user submissions and MobileActive's research. Thanks to all who contributed!

Comparison Matrix

We developed a comparison matrix assessing ten different mobile data collection tools against a core set of metrics, both technical (platforms, data type collected, required operating systems, security, etc...) and non-technical (such as cost, language, and support). If you want to implement a data collection project, the comparison matrix can help you to determine which tool is best for your project.


There is a great deal of academic and analytic research on mobile data collection. For example, check out these two practical pieces that examine how mobiles and ICTs are used in the field:

  • Our slidecast that examines the effectiveness of PDA-based questionnaires vs. paper questionnaires for collecting health data in Fiji.
  • A literature review that provides an overview of the components, approaches, and techniques used to build mobile phone-accessible, SMS applications for data collection and service delivery.

For more reading, we have dozens of white papers and research articles in the data collection section of our mDirectory.

Comparing Mobile Data Collection Tools

Posted by NateBarthel on Dec 03, 2010

We recently developed a comparison of mobile data collection tools. Thank you to all of you who provided valuable feedback. Here's what's been added and changed from the draft version:

  • We added two tools: GeoChat and GATHERdata.
  • Added FrontlineForms to the FrontlineSMS description.
  • Three fields have been added to all tools: form question and logic overview, native data analysis/reports, and data export.
  • Integrated comments on existing material into the spreadsheet.

We'll add and revise tools regularly. Please comment and tell us what's missing! 


The matrix is aimed at program managers, or those in similar roles, whose responsibility it is to choose the best mobile data collection technology for their project.

World AIDS Day: Battling the Disease with Mobile Tech

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Dec 01, 2010

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day, a day that is all about raising awareness, countering prejudice, and helping stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. has put together some of the mobile projects and organizations we've covered recently that are innovating with mobile tech in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

RedChatZone: HIV Counseling via Mobile Instant Messaging Chat

This project is an innovative mobile-based platform for youth and young adults to learn more about HIV and to get support by offering them the ability to communicate anonymously and privately via MXit with a trained counselor. 

Project Masiluleke: Comprehensive HIV Care With Mobiles

Posted by MohiniBhavsar on Nov 24, 2010
Project Masiluleke: Comprehensive HIV Care With Mobiles data sheet 3997 Views

Over 5 million people in South Africa are living with HIV and the country has the highest burden of TB-HIV co-infection. TB treatment completion and cure rates fall below 50% in almost half of the districts. Project Masiluleke, Zulu for to give wise counsel or lend a helping hand, stepped up to the challenge and is using mobiles to provide end-to-end care through awareness, testing, and ensuring treatment compliance.

Monopolizing on the 90% of South Africans who own mobile phones, the iTEACH team -- with collaborators from Pop!Tech, The Praekelt Foundation, and Frog Design -- brought HIV awareness to the masses and improved treatment compliance through the use of text messaging. Social stigma towards those carrying the disease results in low rates of HIV testing, and an overburdened public health system discourages people from utilizing available services at local clinics.

Basic Information
Organization involved in the project?: 
Project goals: 

iTEACH identified four links in a chain of care essential for HIV and TB treatment success: [1] Effective awareness, [2] Scale-up of early HIV testing, [3] Early anti-retro viral treatment (ART) initiation, and [4] Support for ART and TB treatment adherence. In October 2007, Project ‘Masiluleke’ (Zulu for ‘to give wise counsel’ or ‘lend a helping hand’) or ‘Project M’, was launched to address these challenges with a chain of interventions designed for replication and scale. Project M is a collaborative effort, lead by the iTEACH NGO, along with a diverse set of partners (The Praekelt Foundation, Frog Design, Pop!Tech, MTN and Vodacom, LifeLine Southern Africa, Ghetto Ruff Records and the National Geographic Society).

Brief description of the project: 

Briefly, each of the three components of Project M addressed a specific barrier for people seeking care and for health care workers managing care.

1. TxtAlert: Reminders for HIV clinic appointments were sent to patients’ mobile phones as text messages. Showing up to your HIV clinic appointment largely correlates with anti-retro viral treatment (ART) adherence. In June 2007, TxtAlert, an SMS-based automated ART clinic appointment reminder system was piloted in partnership with Right to Care at the Themba Lethu Clinic, the largest privately funded ART treatment site in South Africa. TxtAlert is a web service that is linked to the electronic medical record system.

Clinic appointment reminders are sent to patients who are receiving ARVs, both two weeks and one day before their scheduled appointments. Text messages are also sent one day after the appointment to either thank the patient for coming or to alert them of a missed appointment and encourage rescheduling.

2. SocialTxt: A mass mobile messaging campaign was launched to raise HIV awareness, and directed people to the National AIDS Helpline. In October 2007, a mass text message HIV awareness campaign was launched with the so-called SocialTxt technology developed by the Praekelt Foundation.

One million text messages were sent everyday to mobile phone users throughout South Africa that contained key information about HIV and TB and directed mobile phone users to a free National AIDS Helpline.

The campaign resulted in an impressive 300% increase in calls to the helpline, from 1000 calls a day to 3000-4000 calls a day. Since the project launch, over 685 million PCM messages were sent to the helpline. Upon receiving the PCM message, staff at the helpline, who are HIV patients themselves, offer counseling and direct callers to HIV and TB testing centers.

3. HIV Self-Test Kit: Currently in development is a home-based HIV test kit that has the option of calling the National AIDS Hotline for guidance and assistance. The hope is that this kit will enable South Africans to perform an HIV test, in the privacy of their own homes, with the option of calling a counselor at the National AIDS Helpline via cell phone.

Target audience: 

Project M is being piloted in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), which is the South African province with the highest HIV burden and poorest TB treatment outcomes. The project will be managed from Edendale Hospital, which is located in one of the hardest hit districts in KZN (Umgungundlovu) where 60% of pregnant women test HIV+ and 200 new cases of TB are registered every month. Edendale serves an exclusively Zulu population of 1 million persons, where unemployment is estimated at 60% and most are living in abject poverty.

Edendale was selected specifically because it is replete with challenges faced by large government hospitals at the epicenter of the HIV and TB crisis. Success in this setting would suggest that replication and scale-up in similar underserved communities is feasible.

Detailed Information
Mobile Tools Used: 
Length of Project (in months) : 
What worked well? : 

1. TxtAlert: HIV/AIDS Clinic Apppointment Reminders

  • 80-90% opt-in rate was observed at the clinics.
  • Patients started to rely on TxtAlert reminders so much so they were less likely to switch their mobile phone number.
  • Patients started to interact with TxtAlert system via "Please Call Me" messages to reschedule their appointments in advance.
  • Patients currently on ARVs at the pilot site assisted in encouraging patients to opt-in for the SMS alerts.

2. SocialTxt: Mass mobile campaign to raise HIV awareness and direct people to the National AIDS Helpline

  • iTEACH offered relevant clinical and cultural expertise for the content of the SocialTxt SMS messages.
  • The project increased the number of calls by 300% to the National AIDS Helpline.
  • It leveraged the massive uptake of "Please Call Me" messages in South Africa for a large public health messaging campaign at no cost to people.

3. HIV Self-Test Kit, with option of calling via mobile phone to the Helpline

  • Focus group discussions revealed people prefer telephone interactions to seek counseling and HIV testing support, as opposed to in-person consultations.
  • Mobile phones address the issue of perceived stigmatization at clinics, which deters people from getting tested.


What did not work? What were the challenges?: 

1. TxtAlert: HIV/AIDS Clinic Apppointment Reminders

  • The process of collecting and registering numbers of patients was tedious, though outcomes show it was well worth it. This process took about 3 months.
  • There is a need to confirm at each appointment that the patient's number is the same as that listed on their system. Many people switch between 2-3 SIM cards.

2. SocialTxt: Mass mobile campaign to raise HIV awareness and direct people to the National AIDS Helpline

  • There are challenges in securing mobile operator support, though this changed once a profitable business case was demonstrated.
  • Counselers at the helpline need more training to deal with the increased volume in calls and to ensure the quality of service is not compromised.
  • The service needs to have increased coverage during evenings and weekend.
  • Counselers need better knowledge of local resources to make effective referrals.
  • A toll-free line is needed so mobile phone users can call without charge. The Helpline is toll-free only if calls are made via landlines.


Ten Myths of ICT for International Development: The ICT4D Jester Speaks

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Nov 10, 2010

Today at noon PST, Kentaro Toyama will give a talk from UC Berkeley on Ten Myths of ICT for International Development, a topic dear to our hearts as we continue to demystify mobile technology for social change.

A live broadcast is available here. Questions can be sent via Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents.

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society summarizes the event here:

The past decade has seen incredible interest in applying information and communication technologies for international development, an endeavor often abbreviated "ICT4D." Can mobile phones be used to improve rural healthcare? How do you design user interfaces for an illiterate migrant worker? What value is technology to a farmer earning $1 a day?

Mobile Money and Mobile Health 2: Use Cases, Limitations and Ways Forward

Posted by MohiniBhavsar on Nov 10, 2010

In this two-part series, explores how mobile money services can support health care in developing countries. In part one, we described the key ways in which mobile money services can be adopted by the health sector.

At the primary level of care, subscription-based mobile payment services can create two-way links between patients and health care providers, as summarized here.

  • Patients can pay service providers directly for health care services delivered.
  • Service providers can use mobile transfer platforms to reward patients with monetary or airtime incentives for treatment compliance.

At the district, regional, and national levels, governments and organizations can improve management of funds and introduce better checks and balances by using mobile money platforms. Some uses include:

Mobile Money For Health: A Two-Part Series

Posted by MohiniBhavsar on Nov 08, 2010

Mobile phones are being tried and tested in myriad ways in health care. They are used for data collection and disease surveillance, for ensuring treatment compliance, for managing health information systems and point-of-care support, for health promotion and disease prevention, and for delivering emergency medical services. Clearly, m-health, as this growing field is dubbed, is here to stay.

At the same time, achieving scale and sustainability in most m-health projects has been a challenge. One of the key aspects of beginning to think about ways to integrate m-health into health systems in a sustainable way is to establish financial systems to pay for health services and to ensure financial accountability within programs.

Comparing Mobile Data Collection Tools

Posted by NateBarthel on Nov 04, 2010

There are a myriad of mobile data collection tools, and varied documentation describing what they do, what they require, and how they work. Given these choices, choosing a particular system can be a daunting task.  

We recognize this challenge and have developed a DRAFT matrix assessing ten different mobile data collection technologies against a core set of metrics. It does not seek to emphasis one over the other, rather is meant to aid you in determining which is best for your project.  Please take a look at this draft and annotate and edit, as appropriate. Given the quick changes in this area, this is a work in progress.

Thank you to my colleague at, Mohini Bhavsar, whoe helped compile the data, and the many people who made themselves available to vet the data in the spreadsheet.

November Events Round-Up

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Nov 03, 2010

Get ready for a month of mobile events with something for everyone! Interested in how ICTs can be used to help civil society organizations, or help manage crises? Or do you want to develop and monetize apps? This month, we've got you covered:

2 November, Global Pulse Tech Salon (New York City, USA): Interested in learning about how ICTs can be used during crises? The Global Pulse Tech Salon is hosting a gathering to focus on crisis management through data collection, citizen engagement, and the use of communications technologies.

2-4 November, Planet of the Apps (London, UK): This app-focused event is mainly for corporate brands and operators, with panels and presentations on building and marketing engaging apps.

The Mobile Minute: 90% of the World Has Access to Mobile Networks, Mobile Banking in the Philippines, and more

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Oct 28, 2010

The Mobile Minute has info on social networking via mobiles, interactive mobile lesson plans in South Africa, a new ITU study that estimates more than 90% of the world's population has access to mobile networks, the Red Cross' work to battle a cholera outbreak in Haiti with SMS health updates, and the launch of a mobile money transfer pilot in the Philippines. 

Vodafone Americas Foundation™ announces call for entries for annual Wireless Innovation Project™ and mHealth Alliance Award

Posted by DLPRSF on Oct 22, 2010

The Vodafone Americas Foundation and the mHealth Alliance are announcing a call for entries for the annual Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project mHealth Alliance Award, a competition to identify and support promising wireless-related technologies to address critical social issues around the globe. Proposals will be accepted from September 27, 2010 through December 15, 2010, with the final winners announced in April 2011.

Vodafone Americas Foundation™ announces call for entries for annual Wireless Innovation Project™ and mHealth Alliance Award data sheet 3381 Views
Global Regions:
Countries: United States