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20 Years of Designing Under the Mango Tree
On Dimagi's 20th Anniversary, this blog reflects on the foundation of Designing Under the Mango Tree, our user-centric approach of building solutions based on users' contextual needs, and includes conversations with some of the first users of CommCare.
The Vermont Care Network/Vermont Care Partners 'Wheels and Waves' Program - Treating Opioid Use Disorder with Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT)
Vermont Care Network/Vermont Care Partners collaborates with SureAdhere by Dimagi to expand the Waves and Wheels Program, a telemedicine intervention approach to treat opioid use disorders in the State of Vermont.
Researcher Spotlight: Nick Tarantino, PhD
Nick Tarantino, PhD, a psychologist and Assistant Professor at Brown University, discusses his research on HIV treatment-adherence in Ghana as well as his use of gamification through mobile phones, and the challenge of making mHealth interventions locally appropriate.
Join us at the Global Digital Health Forum 2022
Dimagi is looking forward to a strong presence at GDHF this year, and are honored to have quite a few team members sharing learnings from the past year. Find out what we'll be presenting on and sign up for our happy hour Monday night. We hope to see you there!
Digital Health Must Invest in Local Digital Ecosystems
Donors and aid programs deploying innovative solutions tend to displace local digital ecosystems. That needs to change as the rise of technology talent in Africa necessitates the importance of fostering local tech markets and the disruptive influence that international funding can have.
Dimagi to Launch Monkeypox Case Management Solution to Support US Public Health Departments
Digital template application powered by CommCare for investigating monkeypox cases and tracing contacts to be offered free for 6 months to control outbreaks
Dimagi acquires SureAdhere to expand portfolio of high-impact digital health solutions
Dimagi acquires SureAdhere to bolster digital solutions for Frontline Workers, enable new virtual care models and strengthen the clinical trials digital ecosystem.
How Chatbots Can Support the Right to Health
In the pursuit of universal health coverage, there are many forms of direct-to-client solutions in development, such as mobile apps and chatbots. Dimagi's Director of Consumer Innovations explains our approach to developing such tools.
Midline Research Reveals Promising Results for Partograph Labour Application
The partograph is a tool for monitoring labour wellbeing and progress. Learn how Dimagi digitized the partograph labour form with FHI 360.
Boston University Launches Online mHealth Course on Dimagi Academy
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
3 Lessons from Contact Tracing During the Ebola Outbreak
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
New Ebola Contact Tracing Template App Released
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
Social Entrepreneurship: Connecting the Worlds of Education and Health Care
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
How Can We Leverage Technology to Bridge the Global Healthcare Divide?
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
From Peace Corps Senegal: Managing Stock Levels with SMS Solution Aids Fight Against Malaria
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
8 Tips to Get the Most Out of the CommCare Users Google Group
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
Tracking essential medicines at the last mile with mHealth solutions
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
Master Mobile Form Building with 5 Techniques
Ready to build CommCare mobile forms like a pro? We’re here to help you up your mobile form game in 2016. Our Dimagi field team compiled a list of five of our favorite techniques for efficiently using the CommCare Form Builder — a place where we spend a lot time. We are excited to share
Five ICT Implementers Share Lessons on Ebola Response and Recovery
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
Women of Digital Health: Rowena and Stella Luk Featured in JHU-GmI Publication
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 of
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