Follow the link below for the Prezi I presented at the EduLearn13 conference in Barcelona on July 2nd. Click here.Read more "EduLearn 2013"
mEdutext Case Study presentation from Ally KRead more "Mobile Telephony in the Developing World Presentation"
It was good to be back in Uganda. The staff at Endiro, the local coffee shop, frequented by Ugandan business people and expats alike, remember me. I got a free refill with only a smile. The nightclubs may have changed and there are a lot of new buildings, but it feels very much like I’m […]Read more "Home away from home"
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"
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"
Cross-posted from TechChange. Text to Change’s Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Wagenaar, sat down with me yesterday to discuss new projects on the horizon and innovations in the mHealth field. Text to Change (TTC) is an international NGO which uses technology for social change, or as Marcus puts it, “not just a tech company.” Instead, outreach […]Read more "Text to Change Interview with Marcus Wagenaar"
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 […]Read more "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.“ Makerere University is one of the oldest and most well reputed universities in East Africa. As a leading institution in the field, Makerere, or Mak (pronounced Muuk) as it’s affectionately […]Read more "eLearning in Uganda: A Report from Makerere University"
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"
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?"