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Using broadband web apps to harness mobile phones in the developing world. Joel Selanikio, MD DataDyne.org. Broadband. Mobile Penetration in Africa 2002-2012. Lots of mobile and a little broadband. Source: Blycroft Ltd. How can we harness this world of “lots of mobile, a little broadband?.

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Using broadband web apps to harness mobile phones in the developing world
Using broadband web apps to harness mobile phones in the developing world

  • Joel Selanikio, MD

  • DataDyne.org


Broadband

Mobile Penetration in Africa 2002-2012

Lots of mobile and a little broadband

Source: Blycroft Ltd




Name broadband?

Age

# children

DataDyne’s EpiSurveyor

So we built a web app for public health

Online

Form

Creator

Report


Kenya MOH officers in Nairobi broadband?with broadband web access design forms online

Kenya MOH workers throughout the country with just a simple phone collect data and upload it over the network in real time


Rather than wait 6-12 months for data entry to occur before analysis

they have real-time data collection, immediate analysis, and same-day action

Connecting the many with mobile & the few with broadband


Since EpiSurveyor.org was launched in June analysis

Almost 1000 users from 500 organizations in 100 countries have filled out 12,000 forms

Wall Street Journal Tech Innovation Award

Vaccines provided, supplies managed, outbreaks tracked, lives saved


The Lessons analysis

We can apply the lessons of Gmail and Facebook to use a little broadband to coordinate a lot of simple mobile

We can build those applications once and scale them worldwide



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