ICTDev Pulse

Where Are the DRC’s Doctors and Nurses? iHRIS Data Give Us Hints

Poring over data from his native Democratic Republic of Congo this summer, Jean Lambert Chalachala uncovered some interesting—and troubling—aspects of the DRC’s health workforce.For one thing, he says, a third of the nurses for whom there ar

1995. 2005. 2015. Two decades of code

Precisely ten years ago this morning I sat down at a kitchen table in Finland and started coding. Armed with a Visual Basic.net manual, a laptop and GSM modem, a couple of SIMs and a Nokia 6100 and cable – and plenty of coffee – I delved into the world of Windows programming for the very first time.

One Photo That Explains Why Organizations Should Work With VAS Vendors

Value Added Services (VAS) are an increasingly popular way to engage mobile phone owners, even in the most rural areas. In Bihar, for example, Unilever has established a mobile radio station that calls users to provide “infotainment” in the form of music, jokes, and of course ads for up to a 15-minute period. Of all...

Local ecosystem, global impact; Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Last week the eyes of the world were focused on Kenya as Nairobi hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Haiti’s Need for Mental Health Services, Before and After the Quake

When people find out that I experienced the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, they are understandably curious.But when I tell the story, even five years later, my heart rate rises. I get goosebumps. My palms sweat.
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