Mobile Phones to Be Used to Collect Health Data in Ethiopia

Meron Tekleberhan | Ethiopian Business News | October 20, 2011

Mobile Phones will be used to help health professionals collect data, have it analyzed and receive feedback in a show case project to be launched next week in Ethiopia. The project is led by Technology for Change International and is expected to cost approximately 370,000 US dollars.

The project will distribute a thousand mobile handsets to health professionals in the Amhara, Oromia Southern and Tigray regional states. The health professionals will use the handsets to gather data on pregnant women and send it on to a central server.

The central server will analyze the data and transmit an alert to the data collector of any complications according to Naoll Addisu Executive Director of Technology for change International and iConcept a technology consultancy firm...