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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mLearning at Makerere University

The post has been reposted from the TechChange blog.  Visit techchange.org to find out about upcoming courses, such as the “New Technologies for Educational Practice.“ This past week, Raymond Besiga, my co-fellow on the Global Health Corps fellowship, and I met with Dr.  Paul Muyinda, a leading mLearning practitioner in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008 Makerere University, started a […]

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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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