Across the continent, Africans are receiving health care by frontline health workers in every situation imaginable, from modern hospitals to primary care facilities and health posts in rural villages. In most of these situations, there will probably be a mobile phone. There may even be more than that.
Happy 2014 from the Ushahidi team. We’re back from the holidays, and hope that all of you had a good break.
Deployment(s) of the week
This week, we recognise two deployments highlighting human rights violations and promotion of equality in the Middle East and in Asia.
That’s the basic question asked by GiveDirectly in their overall business model to give unconditional cash transfers to poor Kenyans via M-Pesa. Based on a large evidence base, they believed it would have a net positive effect – maybe larger than other development program activities like training or capacity building.
So it begins! Today we launched the Global Innovation Competition!
£65,000 to the winner. £35,000 each to the two runner-ups and seven £5,000 prizes.
The International Crisis Mappers Conference(ICCM) is almost here. The event, set to pull in Crisis Mappers from across the globe is slated to happen between November 18th and November 22nd in Nairobi, Kenya.