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20 Years of Designing Under the Mango Tree
On Dimagi's 20th Anniversary, this blog reflects on the foundation of Designing Under the Mango Tree, our user-centric approach of building solutions based on users' contextual needs, and includes conversations with some of the first users of CommCare.
How Chatbots Can Support the Right to Health
In the pursuit of universal health coverage, there are many forms of direct-to-client solutions in development, such as mobile apps and chatbots. Dimagi's Director of Consumer Innovations explains our approach to developing such tools.
The Value of User Testing: Supporting Community Health Workers With Digital Tools in India
Dimagi has partnered with Johnson & Johnson to explore the development of an evidence-based, free, and adaptable mobile messaging framework to boost health worker resilience.
Dimagi India Announces Upcoming CommCare Workshop!
Interested in learning about how to build and deploy mobile applications for frontline programs? Come join Dimagi and other like minded organisations at the first CommCare Workshop in Bangalore! This 2-workshop will include presentations by Dimagi about how your organisation can design and deploy mobile tools with CommCare to support your frontline programs. There will also
CRS ReMiND Project Recognized at 14th World Congress on Public Health
Congratulations to our partner, Catholic Relief Services India, who participated in the 14th World Congress on Public Health in Kolkata, India. Their CommCare based project, ReMiND (Reducing Maternal and Newborn Death), was recognized for its poster submission titled “Improving the Quality of Engagement Between Pregnant Women and ASHAs in Kaushambu district of Uttar Pradesh, India.”
What did I learn in 15 months at Dimagi?
Devika is a second year Field Manager in Dimagi’s India office. Devika wrote the following blog post about her last year and a bit at Dimagi for her own personal blog. We’re reposting it below. I was sitting in a mango orchard with my colleagues last week and started thinking how much life has changed since I joined Dimagi. From
Dimagi Joins the Greentree Consensus
As part of the Greentree Consensus, numerous development organizations established nine “principles for digital development” that are “meant to inform…the design of technology-enabled development programs.” The initiative is led by the ICT4D Working Group with representation from several organizations, including Dimagi. Below is a blog post that describes how, , thanks to USAID Development Innovation Ventures
Mobile Device Helps Nurses Identify Domestic Violence in Bangalore, India
This article was originally published by Population Reference Bureau. The article talks about one of Dimagi’s gender-based violence projects in India. (September 2014) A new program is training nurses in Indian hospitals to use a mobile device to identify women at risk of violence and promote disclosure. The program, Mobilise!, is based on research led by Suneeta
Dimagi to Host Workshop on Mobile Apps for Women’s Empowerment and Safety in New Delhi
Dimagi is hosting a three day workshop on designing mobile apps for frontline service delivery in women’s empowerment and safety on October 6th, 7th and 8th. This USAID-funded event will bring together prominent organisations running frontline service delivery programs that target women’s empowerment, safety, and reduce gender-based violence. At this workshop, Dimagi will present its
Getting Schooled: Dimagi India Hosts First mEducation Roundtable
On July 24 Dimagi hosted a Round Table discussion on using mobile technology in education. Representatives from 14 leading NGOs and education organizations from across India came together to collaborate and share ideas about mobile technology and its place in the education sector. We started the conversation by talking about the numerous needs and challenges
CommCare Exposure Visit with CRS in Uttar Pradesh, India
With funding from the USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), Dimagi has expanded CommCare to 40 new programs throughout India in health and other social sectors since August of 2012. Over the last year, each of the 40 partner organizations has worked closely with Dimagi staff to design, develop, and implement a CommCare project. The resulting
From SNEHA: Getting mobile technology to work for your organization
The following blogpost was originally written for the Maternal Health Task Force blog. In the blog, author Vishal Kapoor talks about how the Indian organization SNEHA is using CommCare, and advice for other organizations that interested in incorporating mobile technology into their community-based programs. Click here to see the original blogpost, which has been copied below.
CommCare Case Study and Video Winners Announced
Background: Thanks to support from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures fund, in 2013 alone Dimagi was able to help 40 organizations in India adopt CommCare for their community-based projects.This past November, Dimagi put an RFA for these organizations to apply for additional support from Dimagi. Selected organizations will work with Dimagi staff during their second year
CommCare Project Featured in Times of India
The Times of India recently wrote about a CommCare project in India that is helping reduce domestic violence in Bangalore. Through the USAID-sponsored project, RTI International and St. John’s have developed a CommCare application to help health workers in Bangalore screen women for domestic violence. The project (entitled “Project Soukhya”) is currently being expanded from the
Sustainable cross-cultural innovation leads to safer labour and delivery of newborns in India
The following blog post by Dimagi India Country Director Stella Luk and Field Manager Max Izenberg is about Dimagi’s work developing mLabour, a mobile tool to be used by healthcare providers in resource-constrained settings to help monitor women’s labors. The original blog post was written for Grand Challenges, which is sponsoring the development of mLabour. When
When Do You Stop Being a Newbie?
In a week’s time, I will be completing my first quarter as a Field Manger at Dimagi. Given the myriad of things that I do as an FM, sometimes I feel like an old hand. And then there are times, when I ask questions about the simplest of tasks, like how to load multimedia for
Announcing Dimagi's CommTrack POC Winners
Thanks to support from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures program, in October, Dimagi issued a Request for Applications to provide organizations in India and Nepal with CommTrack proof of concept (POC) packages. After receiving 19 excellent applications in response to the RFA, we selected four organizations (three in India and one in Nepal) to work with Dimagi
Technology as a tool for saving lives
Technology has been an influential part of India’s success in reducing child mortality in the last four decades. Read more here on Triple Pundit about mhealth, Dimagi’s CommCare, and the cultural and logistical hurdles that face India’s movement for improved national health.
by Sangya Kaphle Taking a Stance: Homosexual acts in Uganda are punishable by death. On August 4th 2012, Ugandans held their first gay pride parade, which was broken up by the police. I have spent most of my first six weeks at Dimagi India in the ...
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