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Posts Tagged ‘mHealth

In horse racing, to win the Trifecta a bettor has to select the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of finish. For mHealth practice-based teachers like us at Boston University School of Public Health, scoring a Trifecta meant developing a three-way partnership among NGOs working in resource-poor countries, a leading mHealth […]

This blog post is part two of a series about how we supported the Ebola crisis with mobile applications for contact tracing. Check out this blog post to read more about the contact tracing application that was developed from our experience and collaborations in West Africa. Project Background: Over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to visit […]

As part of the Fighting Ebola: a Grand Challenge for Development award from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dimagi conducted field trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to learn about and support the role of mobile technology in Ebola response and recovery during the past year. Following these trips, we developed several starter applications for organizations working […]

In prep for the 2016 World Economic Forum, Jonathan Jackson, CEO of Dimagi, and Richard Barth, CEO of the KIPP Foundation, connected to discuss social entrepreneurship and the parallels between education and healthcare. Jonathan and Richard attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this year as delegates from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. This […]

I am just returning from the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which I attended as part of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. While I have attended World Economic Forum events before, this was my first time at the annual Davos meeting. As expected, it was an amazing and overwhelming experience […]

In the fight against malaria, Senegal has been a leader in West Africa in testing new strategies and implementing innovative solutions that has resulted in a mark decrease in malaria burden. However, one issue constantly plaguing the efforts of program administrators and critically restricting the positive potential of these programs has been the struggle to […]

We’re excited to announce that our CommCare Users group recently reached a huge milestone by exceeding 1,000 members! The CommCare Users group is the main community forum and mailing list for people who are using or want to learn about CommCare. The forum is a Google Group used to address questions around implementation, application design, data […]

In Tanzania, getting essential drugs from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to a vastly-rural population remains a critical challenge. The Medical Stores Department, or MSD, is responsible for delivering these drugs and medical supplies to approximately 5,000 public health facilities across nine zones and 169 districts. Along its routes, MSD’s truck drivers encounter challenges […]

On December 3rd, 2015, Dimagi hosted a webinar on the use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Ebola Response, which featured presentations from MercyCorps, World Food Program, International Rescue Mission, IBM Research, and IntraHealth.  During the 90-minute webinar, the organizations shared lessons learned using ICT on the ground in a response environment. We were thrilled to hear […]

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