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Using Mobile Data Collection to Improve Life for Farmers in Haiti
Haitian management firm Papyrus S.A. partnered with BRANA, USAID, the IDB, and Dimagi to develop the supply chain for Heineken subsidiaries in Haiti, while improving the yields and livelihoods of Haitian farmers. Learn more about the app they're using to do it.
April 11, 2019
How FIGO Used Mobile Data Collection to Improve Maternal Healthcare Across Six Countries
Learn how the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is working to help the almost 214 million women of reproductive age in low-income regions who want to avoid pregnancy but have no modern way to do so.
February 19, 2019
How to Design a Mobile Data Collection App for Scale
Learn how Terre des hommes updated the structure of their mobile data collection app to support over 4,000 healthcare workers treating 180,000 young children in 700 clinics across Burkina Faso.
November 15, 2018
4 Content Design Tips for Mobile Data Collection Apps from Save the Children
On a project with Save the Children Kenya to build a mobile data collection application for over 1,200 Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in Bungoma County, we grappled with the issue of taking existing forms and government indicators and transforming them into a coherent, efficient service delivery and data collection app. These are the issues we faced and how you can overcome them in your own project.
November 13, 2018
Unlock the Power of Feedback Mechanisms in Mobile Data Collection
Mobile data collection apps unlock new feedback mechanisms that can improve worker performance and program outcomes.
September 25, 2018
Leveraging Mobile Data Collection in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Find out how mobile data collection apps are aiding in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
May 29, 2018
Mobile Data Collection App for Clubfoot Treatment with MiracleFeet
In 2016, MiracleFeet received a three-year, $1 million grant from Google to work on using healthcare technology innovation to creatively address clubfoot treatment.
May 28, 2018
Digitizing Coffee Agronomy Training & Monitoring
Can you digitize coffee agronomy? Learn how TechnoServe went digital with CommCare to monitor training sessions and improve reporting.
December 15, 2017
Technology in the Hands of Midwives: Seeing the Impact of Our Work
Partner: Asociación Corazón del Agua Industry: Health Location: Guatemala Purpose: The Asociación Corazón del Agua is implementing the first university-level midwifery course in Guatemala. Using CommCare they built an app to help this new cohort of midwives gather and analyze data more quickly and efficiently in the field. I am Gabriela Meléndez, intercultural midwife and
August 15, 2017
In the Classroom: Real Apps for Real Global Health
Event: Fifth Annual Mobile Health Showcase Industry: Public Health Education Background: James Wolff, associate professor of global health at Boston University’s School of Public Health, recently organized the fifth annual Mobile Health Showcase to be held at Dimagi. Students from Professor Wolff’s class, “Using Mobile Technology to Improve Health Outcomes,” presented the mobile health applications
July 27, 2017
mHealth to Reduce Child Mortality in Burkina Faso
[Video] Children’s aid 2.0: can digital technology save lives in Burkina Faso? Project: Terre des hommes’ Integrated e-Diagnostic Approach programme (IedA) Purpose: Improve the clinical management of children under five in primary health settings. Industry: Health Location: Burkina Faso Partners: The four-year project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and implemented on
July 5, 2017
What’s Ahead for Mobile Data Collection in Agriculture?
Q&A with Jack Hetherington, Research Program Coordinator at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Partner: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Project: Mobile Acquired Data (MAD) evaluation Industry: Agriculture Location: Australia Overview: In 2015 ACIAR conducted a study designed to determine the feasibility of using a single, off-the-shelf mobile data collection solution. The
June 15, 2017
Mobile Data Collection in Agriculture: RAID Hosts MAD Workshop
Project: Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) Hosted a Workshop on Mobile Acquired Data Apps Industry: Agriculture Location: Australia Purpose: Train Australia-based researchers on how to use CommCare. This workshop brought together over 20 Australia-based researchers to the University of Melbourne to learn how to use CommCare for digital data collection in international agriculture research. Researchers
March 27, 2017
Tablet-based Community Health Intervention with Integrated Fingerprint Scanning
Management of unique identity in any electronic medical record (EMR) system or other longitudinal tracking systems can be a significant challenge, particularly in low resource environments. In rural Nepal, this issue is made worse by similar names, the lack of a national identifier, and poor coverage of alternative systems such as addresses or phone numbers. Possible Health, our
December 7, 2016
Casa Flor Ixcaco: Using CommCare to Support Guatemalan Artisans
The blog post below is an interview with Alana Marsili – a Management and Program Analyst at USAID. Alana works with a small enterprise in Guatemala called Casa Flor Ixcaco, which is comprised of 20 indigenous female artisans. In this blog post, Alana chats with Dimagi about how Casa Flor Ixcaco is using CommCare as part of their day-to-day business
November 27, 2016
Cyclical Poo-power Programme Supported by Data Management
The Safi Sana team using CommCare on their handheld devices. In our most recent guest post, Safi Sana’s Head of Business Development Soren Bech talks about how his organization is using CommCare. Safi Sana creates lasting opportunities in developing countries by making business-driven, replicable programmes which combine sanitation, waste treatment, energy and agriculture. Safisana’s model consists of
November 27, 2016
Completing the Trifecta
The Partners in Health consultant team presenting their application to improve obstetric care in Chiapas Mexico. The following blog post was written by Dr. James Wolff, an Associate Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). For the past three years, Dr. Wolff has co-taught a course called “Improving Health Outcomes Using
August 3, 2016
From Mercy Corps: BUILT TO (IM)PROVE — Leveraging Realtime M&E
This article was published by John Skelton, former program manager at Mercy Corps. Prospects is a youth empowerment portfolio implemented in Liberia by Mercy Corps and funded by the Swedish Embassy in Liberia and Chevron which seeks to equip young Liberians with the skills, information, and opportunities to find meaningful and sustainable employment or self-employment.
June 15, 2016
From Tostan: CommCare - A Custom Mobile Platform that is Changing the Face of Tostan’s Monitoring and Evaluation
This blog post was published by Tostan, and originally appeared on the Tostan Blog. Image credits: Tostan. As we at Tostan continue to improve upon our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, we have had the opportunity to partner with Dimagi—a software social enterprise that develops technologies to improve service delivery in underserved communities—to create an
June 7, 2016
Touch Screens Touch Lives in Benin
Evan Fowler is a Peace Corps volunteer based in Benin. In this piece, Fowler shares how in three months she transitioned from being a first-time smartphone owner to building an app to support Malaria prevention in Benin. Photos taken by Jake Meyers, Benin Peace Corps volunteer. As Peace Corps Volunteers, we have had our fair share
March 30, 2016
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