mEduText: A Case for Mobile Continuing Medical Education in Uganda

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 […]

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This Year

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 […]

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mEduText Redux: mCommunity

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 […]

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I’ve got a golden ticket: eLearning in rural clinics in sub-Saharan Africa

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 […]

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SMS Integrated Survey Tool for Health Education in Uganda – with the Infectious Disease Institute

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 […]

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Going to the Field – Part 3

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 […]

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