Category: Dimagi Partner Blogs

TechnoServe Uses CommCare to Improve Monitoring and Reporting on Three Coffee Agronomy Projects  As one of the most-traded commodities in the world, valued at over $100 billion globally, coffee is fueling both our caffeine buzz and the livelihoods of more than 10 million farmers worldwide. While coffee is one of the most important crops globally, […]

Partner: Asociación Corazón del Agua Industry: Health Location: Guatemala Purpose:  The Asociación Corazón del Agua is implementing the first university-level midwifery course in Guatemala. Using CommCare they built an app to help this new cohort of midwives gather and analyze data more quickly and efficiently in the field.   I am Gabriela Meléndez, intercultural midwife and […]

Event: Fifth Annual Mobile Health Showcase Industry: Public Health Education Background:  James Wolff, associate professor of global health at Boston University’s School of Public Health, recently organized the fifth annual Mobile Health Showcase to be held at Dimagi. Students from Professor Wolff’s class, “Using Mobile Technology to Improve Health Outcomes,” presented the mobile health applications […]

  Project: Terre des Hommes Integrated e-Diagnostic Approach programme (IedA) Purpose: Improve the clinical management of children under five in primary health settings. Industry: Health Location: Burkina Faso Partners: The four-year project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and implemented on the ground by Terre des Hommes. All consultations are provided by […]

Q&A with Jack Hetherington, Research Program Coordinator at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Partner: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Project: Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) evaluation Industry: Agriculture Location: Australia Overview:  In 2015 ACIAR conducted a study designed to determine the feasibility of using a single, off-the-shelf mobile data collection solution. The […]

Project: Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Hosted a Workshop on Mobile Acquired Data Apps Industry: Agriculture Location: Australia Purpose:  Train Australia-based researchers on how to use CommCare. This workshop brought together over 20 Australia-based researchers to the University of Melbourne to learn how to use CommCare for digital data collection in international agriculture research.   Researchers […]

Management of unique identity in any electronic medical record (EMR) system or other longitudinal tracking systems can be a significant challenge, particularly in low resource environments. In rural Nepal, this issue is made worse by similar names, the lack of a national identifier, and poor coverage of alternative systems such as addresses or phone numbers. Possible Health, our […]

The blog post below is an interview ‎with Alana Marsili – a Management and Program Analyst at USAID. Alana ‎works with a small enterprise in Guatemala called Casa Flor Ixcaco, which is comprised of 20 indigenous female artisans. In this blog post, Alana chats with Dimagi about how Casa Flor Ixcaco is using CommCare as part of their day-to-day business […]

The Safi Sana team using CommCare on their handheld devices. In our most recent guest post, Safi Sana’s Head of Business Development Soren Bech talks about how his organization is using CommCare. Safi Sana creates lasting opportunities in developing countries by making business-driven, replicable programmes which combine sanitation, waste treatment, energy and agriculture. Safisana’s model consists of […]

The Partners in Health consultant team presenting their application to improve obstetric care in Chiapas Mexico. The following blog post was written by Dr. James Wolff, an Associate Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). For the past three years, Dr. Wolff has co-taught a course called “Improving Health Outcomes Using […]

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