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Digital Health Must Invest in Local Digital Ecosystems
Donors and aid programs deploying innovative solutions tend to displace local digital ecosystems. That needs to change as the rise of technology talent in Africa necessitates the importance of fostering local tech markets and the disruptive influence that international funding can have.
Embarking on the Journey to Self-Reliance in Malawi
USAID's Journey to Self-Reliance initiative is an effort to eventually eliminate the need for foreign assistance. Learn how Dimagi has been hard at work to arm countries around the world with the tools and expertise they need to support their communities in need since the very beginning.
USAID Highlights CommCare Nutrition Projects From Around the World
A new USAID Advancing Nutrition report features CommCare-supported projects in Africa, South America, and Asia.
USAID’s Global Health Innovation Index Highlights Dimagi
USAID's Global Health Innovation Index is an annual evaluation from the Center for Innovation and Impact. This year, CommCare was highlighted as a "potential game changer."
CommCare Projects Featured in the USAID mHealth Compendium vol. 5
Since November 2012, USAID has published mHealth compendiums that highlight mHealth projects primarily in Africa. Dimagi and CommCare were featured in 5 case studies in the fifth and most recent mHealth compendium. Organizations such as Catholic Relief Services, John Snow International, Intrahealth, and Project Concern International have implemented CommCare projects across a wide range of areas,
From USAID: Life in the Clouds—Boosting Haitian Health Care Through Technology
This was originally published in the March/April online edition of USAID Frontlines Robin, a small rural Haitian community, is only one and a half hours outside of Port-au-Prince, but may as well be a world away. The usual congestion, chaos and dust that coats the capital city gives way to open vistas of greenery,
Dimagi, CommCare Featured in 6 Case Studies in USAID mHealth Compendium Vol 4.
Since November 2012, USAID has published mHealth compendiums that highlight mHealth projects in Africa, with a few from around the world. Dimagi and CommCare were featured in six of the 30 case studies in the fourth and most recent mHealth compendium. Some of the featured projects include using CommCare to support MNCH with World Vision in the
USAID Nominates Dimagi for the Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today additional nominees for the Fighting Ebola: a Grand Challenge for Development award, nominating Dimagi for the Information Communication Technology Solutions category. Through this award, Dimagi plans to support additional organizations to deploy the contact tracing and/or the diagnostic/lab tracking mobile apps on the
Dimagi Seeking USAID Research Fellows in Senegal, India
Dimagi is pleased to announce that we have been given the opportunity to host two USAID Research and Innovation Fellows for 6 -12 months at our country offices in India and Senegal. The projects offers the Fellows interesting and valuable field experience whilst researching and collecting data, from interacting with innovative small business owners in
CommCare wins Vodafone India Foundation, USAID awards in Southeast Asia
In the last month, CommCare was recognized by both the Vodafone India Foundation and USAID in Southeast Asia. As part of their “Mobile for Good” program, Vodafone India Foundation recognizes organizations whose mobile solutions are helping communities mobilise and deliver social change in India. Launched in 2011 the awards aim to honour and recognise leading NGOs
Training 300+ CHWs to use CommCare in Haiti
Dimagi and Pathfinder International conducted a series of large scale trainings throughout the month of September with twelve Haitian implementing partners in Port-au-Prince. We trained more than 300 Haitian Community Health Workers (CHWs, or Agent Sante Communitere Polyvalent – ASCPs in French) to use Pathfinder and Dimagi’s mSante CommCare application to deliver health services. With
Dimagi Presents at UNICEF Haiti Event
UNICEF-Haiti hosted a live web event on September 10th to highlight innovative technology solutions being used to help the most vulnerable children in Haiti. Dimagi was invited to share our experience deploying CommCare in Haiti through the USAID-funded Sérvices de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti (SSQH) project, implemented by Pathfinder International and URC. Dimagi Haiti Field
CommCare Featured In USAID Global Development Lab Catalog
USAID’s Global Development Lab recently published this year’s catalog, featuring innovations around the world that are spurring international development. Innovations span across numerosu sectors, including agriculture, health, education, and environment. This year’s catalog features a piece about CommCare, and including notable evidence about the mHealth platform. The Global Development Catalog can be downloaded here, with the CommCare
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
CommCare Presented at Haiti's National Palace
This past Wednesday, a number of Haitian government and NGO representatives met at the National Palace to learn about Dimagi and Pathfinder’s CommCare project in Haiti. Attendants included Haiti’s First Lady, the Minister of Public Health and Population, Haiti’s USAID Director, and a regional representative of Pathfinder. The presentation was about the USAID-funded project to
Dimagi Featured in mHealth Field Guide for Newborn Health
As part of a USAID Development Innovation Ventures grant given to Dimagi, CORE Group‘s Kelly Keisling wrote a guide that explains how mHealth serves newborn health. The guide, which just came out, highlights two Dimagi projects in the Middle East with World Vision and in India with Catholic Relief Services, in addition to several other case
Operation Smile launches mobile health program
Operation Smile and Dimagi with the support of USAID launched a mobile health programme recently to track the nutritional status of children with cleft lip and palate in the Nagaon district of the Indian state of Assam. Read more about this project here.
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