TTC is collecting as many used and outdated mobile phones as possible. Together with Zonzoo and Effectory we started a fundraising campaign in the Netherlands among companies and individuals and try to raise as many mobile phones as possible. More
For decades the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-BDT) is undertaking various activities related to the study of the potential benefit of eHealth and telemedicine solutions and services in the health care sector of developing countries. It also demonstrates applications by implementing pilot projects in different countries. In accordance with the decisions made by the WTDC in Doha (Qatar) in 2006, BDT began to study Mobile eHealth. The main goal of ITU-D SG2, Question 14 was formulated as Mobile eHealth.
Health Child, Uganda is partnering with TTC to use SMS to improve health in the Jinja District. Health Messages will be sent out to communities to inform them to which health centre to go for a particular health service. On 3rd December 2009, this project was launched at Masese-Landing site Jinja district. The project was conducted with the support of IICD.
Mobile phones are a natural fit for data collection. They are ubiquitous, they are cheap, they are reliable and people know how to use them. There are various approaches for data collection using mobile phones. TTC looks at each data collection project as a new challenge to find the right set of tools and processes that make data collection as efficient and user-friendly as possible.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, in partnership with the Rural Electrification Agency and GTZ joined forces to enable people in rural Uganda to buy affordable solar systems during the Access to Solar campaign. TTC together with Research Africa conducted a survey in order to evaluate the use of these solar systems in Uganda by using SMS and telephones at a call centre.