How Maps Help Fight Ebola


By Timo Luege, TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management facilitator

As technology for disaster response evolves, digital mapping is playing an increasingly important role in helping emergency managers in humanitarian emergency …
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TechChange New Staff Spotlight: Sara Pitcairn


Sara recently joined us as an online instructional designer and works with clients to develop and design online courses, in addition to coordinating and broadcasting live events. Prior to TechChange, Sara taught middle and high school STEM courses at …
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Using Mobile Technology to Better Prepare, Communicate, and Keep Informed during Emergencies


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During an emergency, it is important to have ample information. Specifically, emergency management teams and affected populations need details surrounding the what, where, when, and how – as well as …
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Lessons Learned Piloting a mHealth Project in Senegal


This feedback on mhealth concerns a field mission I undertook in July 2014. I visited one of Handicap International Federation’s HIV and disability projects being implemented in the region of Ziguinchor in the South of Senegal. Like many other …
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Towards Standardized Hashtags in Disaster Response


by Timo Luege, TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management facilitator

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all public social media messages in a disaster would come with a flag that identifies them …
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TechChange Alumnus Launches mHealth App to Correctly Prescribe Antiretrovirals for HIV


Treating HIV with antriretroviral treatment (ARV) medication can be very challenging, given how complicated it can be to dispense these pills correctly. Especially in remote clinics throughout the world, it can be difficult for clinicians to distribute ARVs because …
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Ebola Webinar Series Brings Together 550 Participants from over 70 Countries


TechChange recently broadcasted the Training Health Workers for Ebola webinar series, with the sponsorship and webinar content of mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International. Over 550 participants from more than …
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Challenges and Opportunities for mHealth in Kenya


According to GSMA’s Digital Entrepreneurship in Kenya 2014 report, 99% of internet subscribers in Kenya access the internet through mobile devices. Kenya has been the leader in mobile banking, with …
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Can the “Panic Button” Android Emergency App Protect Activists and Prevent Sexual Violence?


In the latest session of TechChange’s Mobiles for International Development class, Jessica Soklow learned about the Panic Button, the emergency Android app recently launched by Amnesty International. The app is a step in the right direction for emergency alert applications, and may prove to be useful in other types of emergency situations.
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I Watch Trains Tunisian Election Observers Online


On Sunday October 26, 2014, more than three million Tunisian voters cast ballots in parliamentary elections, marking an historic milestone in the country’s remarkable transition from authoritarian rule to democracy. To support the election process, international and Tunisian civil society organizations deployed thousands of observers on Election Day.
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