Technology: Mobile

Bluetooth technology has been around for a while now – so it’s hardly cutting edge any longer. But for Media Matters for Women, it has offered an easy, offline way of reaching remote communities with health information on Ebola where other technologies would surely have failed. A few months ago, we announced that we would […]

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You live in a remote village that is three hours’ drive from the nearest health centre. Your family can’t afford a mobile phone and the only person with a phone in the village is away visiting relatives. You notice that one of your children is developing breathing difficulties and has a fever. There are no […]

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Today, Damian Radcliffe published an article in Nuviun based on an interview with me on our work in the field of mHealth and eHealth.  You can read the article here.  It gives an overview of some of the projects we support and reminds us to be realistic when planning interventions.

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Often when reporting back on projects we’ve funded, we summarise a nicely edited report from our grantee. The reports are useful and provide us with a wealth of information on what works or doesn’t. But sometimes that means we don’t get to hear from the people on the ground – the farmers, patients or health […]

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Indigo is delighted to announce a grant of £6,500 to Hope for Rural Women Uganda. Over the coming months, HORUWO will be implementing an mhealth project aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality and increasing antenatal and postnatal care. Mobiles will be used to equip women with knowledge and information on pregnancy, birth and care […]

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The problem of hard-to-reach communities is one that most development organisations must contend with at one time or another. The nature of their work means that sex workers are one such category of people who may be overlooked or intentionally missed by many organisations. Lady Mermaid’s Bureau in Uganda, however, exists to address the issues […]

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One of our more recent grantees, Amandla.mobi, has been pretty busy over the summer, adapting its approach to problems and responding to the needs and wants of the community. While they had initially hoped to mobilise large numbers of young people to campaign for better public services for young people through the creation of Youth […]

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The Ebola outbreak currently sweeping across much of West Africa is the worst recorded in history. Recent reports have shown the disease to be ravaging Sierra Leone at a ‘terrifying rate’. Controlling the spread of the disease, then, is a hugely important task and ensuring proper public health education is a necessary first step. That’s why […]

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The following is a guest post kindly prepared by Indigo grantee, Farmerline. In our final year at university, we (Emmanuel Owusu Addai and Alloysius Attah) felt very lucky and privileged at having made it that far. We wanted to give back to our family and the communities that supported us. In 2010, Mobile Web Ghana Entrepreneurship Program […]

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Across Africa – the world, indeed – citizens are fighting many of the same battles over resource allocation, spending cuts, taxi justice and a whole swathe of similar issues. One of the things that has revolutionised these battles in recent years is the introduction of mobile and web technologies.

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