Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Mobile-based health education

I stumbled across a description of Project Masiluleke in the World Aids Day supplement of this weeks The Guardian Weekly. According to Pop!Tech, one of the funding partners, Project Masiluleke:
is a path-breaking effort that harnesses the power of mobile technology to address one of the world’s gravest public health crises. This ambitious initiative will leverage the ubiquity of mobile devices in South Africa to help fight the country’s crippling HIV/AIDS and TB epidemics.
Because nearly every South African has access to mobile phones they have become a most effective method of private mass communication. There is more detail about the project and the confluence of community health and mobile technology at The Praekelt Foundation...

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