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Posts Tagged ‘mobile health

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 […]

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 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 […]

This interview originally appeared in the “Women of Public Health” interview series published by the John Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative. Yorghos Carabas, Global mHealth Initiative Program Coordinator at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, conducted the interview.   Yorghos: Let’s get to know both of you, how did you, with your different backgrounds end up converging in the world […]

This blog post was originally published by our partners at BRAC. The post highlights how BRAC has transitioned from paper-based data collection to mobile data collection with CommCare, and five reasons why going with mobile has been the right solution for BRAC. We use our smartphones for numerous quotidian purposes: taking photos, accessing social media, […]

This is post #7 in our Under the Data Tree blog series, where members of Dimagi’s data science team share insights from analyzing CommCare data. In this blog, we look at how often users stop using CommCare, and—if they do stop—how often they restart. There are of course many reasons for a user to stop […]

Mobile for development is at a crossroads. While there are thousands of successful mobile systems in low-resource settings, many organizations are running into challenges in scaling their mobile projects for greater impact. In response to this challenge, Dimagi officially released the Maturity Model today at the mHealth Summit. The Maturity Model is a tool that […]

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