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In mobile health – ‘health’ should come first
Ours is a small niche in the development sector, with less than a decade of experimentation, and minimal evidence of impact behind the claims that are made. The development sector, on the other hand, is built on decades of experience documenting b...
An ASHA calls me and tells me stories of change
Rekha, an ASHA from our pilot site in Rajasthan, called me tonight. "I missed you and wanted to talk. When are you coming back to Kishangarh, sister?" she asked. I felt a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. It's quite endearing to get calls from the AS...
Dimagi CEO speaks at Foundation for Research in Health Systems seminar
During a recent trip to India, Dimagi CEO Jonathan Jackson spoke at a seminar, “mHealth Package: Development and Assessment,” hosted by the Foundation for Research in Health Systems in Bangalore on October 18. Jonathan spoke about CommCare, Dimagi’s mobile application for health workers. Other technologies presented included the Maternal and Child Tracking System, e-Mamta, and MOTECH.
Dimagi CEO speaks at first ever MIT-India conference
Dimagi CEO Jonathan Jackson recently spoke at the first ever MIT-India conference, held on September 23 at the MIT Media Lab. Jonathan served as on the panel “Healthcare Within the Reach of Billions,” discussing what it would take to make healthcare universally accessible and affordable in India. Other topics at the conference included energy distribution and
USAID visit to CommCare field site
The USAID Development Innovation Ventures team recently paid a visit to a project site of Dimagi partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh. The team got a chance to see CommCare in action and the visit even made it into the local news, in an article titled “Health department has become high-tech.” CRS’s pregnancy application
Dimagi announces scale-up of CommCare in India
Dimagi Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Neal Lesh recently attended the UN-backed Business Call to Action’s “Enhancing Value through Inclusive Business” workshop in New York, where he announced Dimagi’s commitment to scale CommCare in India to 70,000 community health workers, promoting healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years. Workshop attendees discussed the role companies can play in achieving the
Dimagi awarded Development Innovation Venture grant from USAID
Dimagi was awarded one of eight development innovation ventures grants from USAID. The project will support our continued effort to adapt our CommCare platform for wide-scale use within the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) program in India. More information about enrolling on our advisory committee or becoming a beta testing will be released shortly. Press
They call him the volcano
He wears thick rimmed red glasses, white hair, and a small peppered mustache to fit. In less than five minutes of meeting him, he’s singing. He bolts out the lyrics to a poem he has written, harking on the importance of taking Iron and Folic Acid tablets, additional rest, having nutritious foods, and other advised
Please, do not silence your mobile
The highway between Lucknow and Delhi is long, flat, and smooth. We roll down the freshly paved section between the Indira Nagar Colony in Lucknow and Sitapur in luxury with our host from Catholic Relief Services (CRS), who will be acting as our interpreter as well as an all around resource due to her experience
Innovate Locally, Create Businesses Globally
I spoke at the MIT Tech Review’s inaugural conference (emtech) in India recently on a bottom of the pyramid technology panel with Prof. Anil Gupta from IIM-A and the Honey Bee Network and Sanjay Swamy of mCheck. The Honey Bee network has shown great examples of innovation BY the bottom of the (economic – as
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