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Case StudyHealthChild MortalityEastern AfricaKenyaEvery ChildCounts: The Use of SMS in Kenya to Support Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition & Malnutrition in ChildrenEvaluation of a pilot project, in which CHW’s equipped with mobile phones used SMS to register patients and subsequently monitor health of children to improve nutritional status. Basic Mobile PhonesRapidSMS, SMSWork flow management, staff training, data entry errors, impact analysis, logistical monitoring, costshttp://mobileactive.org/research/every-childcounts

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Case StudyHealthDisease tracking and monitoring AsiaCambodia, VietnamTechnology for Early Disease Detection and Rapid Disaster Response: InSTEDDThis presentation provides an overview of the InSTEDD Global Platform for Early Disease Detection, Reponse, and Evaluation.VariousTwitter Bot, GeoChat, SMSIntereoperability, partnerships, scale-uphttp://mobileactive.org/research/technology-early-disease-detection-and-rapid-disaster-response-instedd

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Case StudyHealthDisease tracking and monitoring.Sub Saharan AfricaMalawiUsing Mobile Phones to Improve Child Nutrition Surveillance in MalawiFor the surveillance of child nutrition in Malawi. Health workers at three district growth monitoring clinics were trained to submit child nutrition data via mobile phone SMS (text messages). Comprehensive discussion on challenges for national scale-up, implementation at district and local level and technical issues with software. Basic Mobile PhonesRapidSMSSMSIntereoperability, time savings, improved (two-way) communication, staff management, cost savings, human resources, data quality, improved outcomes, electricity, computer/internet availability, network coverage, scale-up, limitations of softwarehttp://mobileactive.org/research/using-mobile-phones-improve-child-nutrition-surveillance-malawi

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Case StudyLivelihoods and Economic DevelopmentAgricultureSub Saharan AfricaMaliOpen Data Kit: Implications for the Use of Smartphone Software Technology for Questionnaire Studies in International DevelopmentIn this pilot, ODK was used to survey 300 farmers using HTC G1 smartphones running Google's Android. Comprehensive discussion on planning and implementation of project, including lessons learned, challenges and barriers. SmartphonesOpen Data KitSMSTraining, technical challenges, Infrastructure limitations, connectivity barriers, local customization, http://mobileactive.org/research/open-data-kit-implications-use-smartphone-software-technology-questionnaire-studies-interna

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Case StudyMultiple-MultipleUganda, IraqVoices of the Vulnerable: Research Project on New Methods for Information Collection, Analysis and UseBackground and implementation of two pilot projects in Uganda and Iraq, using mobile technology to collect real-time information and utilize it to better inform policy and programmatic decisions. Basic Mobile PhonesRapidSMSSMSdecision making support, costs, monitoring and evaluation metricshttp://www.unglobalpulse.org/sites/all/files/reports/Global-Pulse-SIPA-Capstone-Report.pdf

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Literature Review Disaster & Humanitarian ReliefRemote Data Collection, Activism, Community OrganizingMultiple-Budgets, Batteries and Barriers: PDA Implementation Issues for NGOsWhat prevents humanitarian non-government organizations (NGOs) from adopting PDA and mobile phone technology in work. PDAVariousPDAupfront and ongoing costs, initial and ongoing training costs, user perception of technology (Resistance), organizational culture, scale-up, adoptionhttp://mobileactive.org/research/budgets-batteries-and-barriers-pda-implementation-issues-ngos

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Literature Review (Projects)Multiple-Multiple-Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in Mobile Use by NGOsExamples of many mobile data collection projects and toolsVarious--challenges, lessons learned, scalability, benefits, http://mobileactive.org/research/wireless-technology-social-change-trends-mobile-use-ngos

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Literature Review (Projects)Health--mHealth for Development: The Opportunity of Mobile Technology for Healthcare in the Developing WorldUN, Vodafone report. Examples of many mobile data collection projects and tools used, but limited to, the mhealth arena. Various--sustainability, scalability, impact, measuringhttp://mobileactive.org/research/mhealth-development-opportunity-mobile-technology-healthcare-developing-world

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Mobile ToolMultiple- Sub Saharan AfricaSudanMobiCollect Project ThesisThis project describes the design and development of a web based system called “MobiCollect”. It can be used to create forms or questionnaires to be later accessed by the data collectors using their mobile phone web browser in order fill in the form with the appropriate data. Evaluation of software is pending. Basic Mobile Phones (all GPRS enabled phones)MobiCollectmobile webusefulnesshttp://mobileactive.org/research/mobicollect-project-thesis

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Case StudyHealthPublic Health SurveillanceSub Saharan AfricaMalawi, GhanaApplying or Integrating Mobile-based Episurveyor Technology into Malawi Malaria SupervisionEvaluation of use of EpiSurveyor to monitor malaria in Ghana and Malawi by MSH. Analysis of effectiveness of mobile-enabled data collection, and discussion of limitations and challenges. Basic Mobile PhonesEpiSurveyorSMSdata quality, time savings, ease of usehttp://www.datadyne.org/blog/msh-malawiSlides from MSH presentation are here: www.datadyne.org/files/msh-episurveyor-malaria-sept2010.pdf

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Case StudyHealthPublic Health SurveillanceSub Saharan AfricaZambiaZambia: Implementing the End-Use Verification Using Mobile Phone TechnologyUse of EpiSurveyor on mobile phones for the President's Malaria Initiative in Zambia by JSIbasic mobile phones, feature phonesEpiSurveyorGPRSdata quality, time savings, ease of usehttp://www.datadyne.org/blog/jsi-zambia-psi

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ReportTelecomSurvey Cost/CapabilitySub Saharan AfricaKenya, Uganda, TanzaniaThe Innovative Use of Mobile Applications in East Africahttp://upgraid.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/sr2010-12_sida_hellstrom.pdf

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ReportGovernanceLivelihoodsLatin AmericaGuatemalaLessons from Cell-phone based Beneficiary Survey to Strengthen Guatemala's Conditional Cash Transfer ProgramWorld Bank report documents use of EpiSurveyor in Guatemala for monitoring a CCT (conditional cash transfer) system basic mobile phonesEpiSurveyorGPRScost benefit, data quality, time savingshttp://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAC/Resources/257803-1269390034020/EnBreve_166_Web.pdf