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New M-Health project helps save lives in Cameroon

Yaounde – A mobile phone-based project is providing vital services for expectant women and patients in need of urgent medical attention in Cameroon.

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Mobile technology supports frontline health workers

Could telemedicine solve challenges facing South Africa’s overstretched healthcare services? Munyaradzi Makoni reports. 

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Big data for development: Facts and figures

What is big data, and could it transform development policy? Emmanuel Letouzé takes a close look at this emerging field. In just a few years ‘big data’ have affected industries and activities from marketing and advertising to intelligence gathering and law enforcement, stirring much excitement and scepticism.

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Radio, mobile phones could boost African farm yields

Addis Ababa – Radio and mobile phone systems are vital and sustainable solutions that can help improve agricultural production in Africa if managed well on a large scale.

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What a $70 smartphone means for mobile in Africa

I had been riding on the back of this boda boda (motorcycle taxi) in Kampala, Uganda for only five minutes and my rider was already showing me his $70 ‘Tecno’ smartphone.

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Mobile masts could help measure rain and chill vaccines

Mobile-phone masts in Africa could be used for other development initiatives, such as filling gaps in rainfall data and providing electricity to refrigerate vaccines, experts say. For example, masts could be used to measure rainfall in areas without rain gauges, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) this month (4 February).

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