mEdutext Case Study presentation from Ally KRead more "Mobile Telephony in the Developing World Presentation"
Rural healthcare workers do not have access to and therefore cannot implement the newest lifesaving methods for the care, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, resulting in thousands of avoidable deaths each year throughout the developing world. These rural healthcare workers, particularly mid-level cadres such as nurses and lab […]
Read more "mEduText: A Case for Mobile Continuing Medical Education in Uganda"
For those who were not present Sunday July 29th, at 10pm, over drinks in Jinja, Uganda, here’s the full version of my response to the end of year assignment for Global Health Corps. I am part of the global health movement because I believe in human rights. I believe we are all guaranteed the same […]Read more "Why I’m part of the global health movement"
This year I learned about infectious diseases and healthcare inequalities, about paediatric HIV care and the realities faced by local health centers in rural Uganda that lack equipment and staff to treat the patients that arrive each day. But mostly I spent a lot of time in front of a computer. I started out researching […]Read more "This Year"
For my loyal fans out there (aka Mom), you’ll know that last October I was privileged to compete in the ITU Telecom Union‘s Digital Innovators competition (a competition that has since been adapted to only work with Young Innovators, a small distinction really as I could have competed in either). At the ITU competition, I […]Read more "mEduText Redux: mCommunity"
Reposted from the Global Health Corps Blog. ICT for Development (ICT4D) practitioners, tech companies, international organizations and development workers are debating the relevance and implications of using technology to promote health in developing countries. Some advocate the golden ticket approach; a be-all-end-all tool that will end pediatric HIV, stop extreme drug resistant tuberculosis, and end […]Read more "I’ve got a golden ticket: eLearning in rural clinics in sub-Saharan Africa"
Today at IDI, the GHC fellows happened across a medical debate that we were privileged to attend, eat lunch, and chat with some potential funders. Networking once again. The debate raged between whether we should direct more funding towards pneumonia or malaria or we should evenly distribute funding between pneumonia, malaria and other common diseases […]Read more "Pneumonia vs. Malaria: Who gets the cash?"
Please check out this youtube video and comment on our project. The more views we get and discussion, the more likely we’ll get seed funding!Read more "mEduText – Share your views!"
For those of you who are interested in the work we are doing that is bringing us to Geneva, here is a summary. Please, feel free to comment and ask questions. The more we discuss this idea, the more we will be ready to present it in two weeks! Open Innovation Competition of the ITU […]Read more "SMS Integrated Survey Tool for Health Education in Uganda – with the Infectious Disease Institute"
October 3* Today we are in Pallisa. Pallisa is a small town, probably smaller than Soroti, and we had to take a one-lane dirt road to get here. Not the worst road in Uganda, by any means. We drove past probably a thousand children walking to school. The survey went smoother than the first time. I actually […]Read more "Going to the Field – Part 3"