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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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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The curse

Blogging is. I’m aware that I haven’t posted anything since October. I’m aware that it’s now December. I’m working on a small competition application for funding (that shall not be named as this post is about many curses). It’s a similar project as my last post. I’m really interested in using mobile phones for learning […]

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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 2

September 31 Today was my first experience giving a survey in Uganda and giving a survey about technology.  I’ve surveyed people before, but usually about human rights, or their use of public space, or what they would like to see changed in their community.  Never about something as cold and distant as technology.  Particularly in […]

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