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SMS initiative to boost mHealth in Africa

Nairobi – Women and children in Africa could soon benefit from improved access to health care and nutrition through mobile phones that allow quick messages to be sent to medical practitioners, technology experts say.

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Fun and games help communicate disaster science

May24

Geneva – Playing games is helping to engage communities with the complex scientific information used to forecast natural disasters, as well as encouraging people to take steps to mitigate future risks, experts say. Tools ranging from simple probability-based role play scenarios to state-of-the-art digital apps that model the Earth’s changing environment were presented to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week (19–23 May).

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