Is Nepal ready for mobile?

How to inform Nepalese adolescents about sexual reproductive health in rural communities? And how can mobile technology be the answer to this query? These questions were raised by GFA Consulting Group, commissioned by GIZ after research depicted a low knowledge rate about reproductive health among Nepalese youth. TTC was asked to answer. TTC program manager Arjen traveled to Nepal for a thorough feasibility assessment and drafting a design for a mobile intervention using the outcome of his research. These are his adventures and findings.

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Mobile Research shows effectiveness of social campaign

How do we know if social campaigns truly work? Research Africa is an organization that monitors the impact of social projects in developing countries. A recent project is the evaluation of a health campaign by Ugandan health organization (UNHCO) in conjunction with mobile for development organization TTC. This campaign aims to increase health knowledge and service in Uganda. Research Africa answers the burning question: was the campaign successful? 
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The great potential of Burkina Faso

Two of TTC’s program managers, Jan-Willem and Arjen, travelled to Burkina Faso (Burkina for short) earlier this month to meet with potential new partners. TTC has implemented economic development projects in Burkina for over 2 years. Upon arrival they again comprehended what an amazing country Burkina is. With about half of the population still living on less than $2 a day, the nation is one of the poorest in the world. However, it turns out that the country also has an enormous potential for mobile projects and that the people have a great entrepreneurial spirit.  In this blog Arjen and Jan-Willem tell all about their exciting and fruitful trip.

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Success factors in scaling up for mHealth

Developing mHealth partnerships for scale is the second report in a series on scaling up for mobile health. The report is commissioned by Advanced Development for Africa. One of TTC’s projects is included.

The motive for this report is the fast growing mobile market. With over 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions, 90% of the world’s population is covered by mobile network. This forms great potential for (health) development in hard to reach places and interest from NGOs, companies, government institutions, and donors in mHealth is rapidly expanding. Over 300 mHealth programs around the world are listed. Also, USAID funds more than 100 mHealth activities across the globe.

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