February 2013

  • Health at Hand

    Publication Date: 
    February 18, 2013

    By Aarti Dhar

    India can learn some lessons from Uganda where social media and technology are being harnessed to assist health care and education systems

    “No drugs in clinic?” People can just SMS the complaint to 8200 -- a free health service complaints hotline. Any citizen in Uganda can report a health service delivery complaint to this toll-free SMS hotline.

  • DFID Recognises mTrac for Excellence

    Publication Date: 
    February 7, 2013

    In a recent speech, the United Kingdom's newly appointed Development Secretary Justine Greening sets out the priorities for UKAID in the coming years. One of the key areas of emphasis will be on innovative uses for technology in the delivery and monitoring of public services. Secretary of State Greening highlighted mTrac as an example of the successful application of mobile technology for monitoring medicine stock levels.

    DFID is the primary funder of the mTrac program in Uganda. See the links and attachment for the complete speech.