The PROIRRI Financial Literacy Training that started in February 2016 has been set on hold due to political turmoil in Mozambique. Traveling is too unsafe as the opposition of the government has been attacking roads in the region where the project is taking place. To ensure the safety of its staff when traveling in these areas, the implementing agencies of the project have decided to temporarily put the PROIRRI Literacy Training on hold.
Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH) is a program providing information about sexual and reproductive health that has been running in Tanzania since 2013. The SMS service of FHI 360 that is supported by TTC Mobile has been so successful at reaching large numbers of people, that in August 2016 the success formula has been launched in Uganda as well. FHI 360 and TTC Mobile are confident that also in Uganda, the project will reach high levels of success.
Despite the importance of adequate care during pregnancy, labor and the first months of the baby, medical know-how among future moms is minimal in Ethiopia. The Dutch Health[e]Foundation and TTC Mobile are targeting 4,000 expectant mothers with text and voice messages with information on maternal and newborn child health. The SMS service will be launched in October 2016.
Every woman or girl has the right to safe sex, a safe pregnancy, a safe birth and (if necessary) a safe interruption of unwanted pregnancy. Simavi aims to contribute to healthy communities and has been implementing community health projects in several countries across Africa and Asia. This year Simavi is partnering up with TTC Mobile to investigate the quality of the health facilities of the Same region in Tanzania for the Mobile Mapping for Women’s Health project.
For half the world every day is malaria day – a day to keep up the fight against this killer disease. On April 25 people across the globe took part in a wide range of activities to mark World Malaria Day. TTC Mobile conducted a survey in collaboration with market research company Metrixlab among mobile phone users in East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya) to see how much people there really know about this life threatening disease.
The Nomads Telecom coalition is excited to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23 and 24. On behalf of our partnership within the Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation, we will feature in the Exhibition Fair and Innovation Marketplace – along with other projects and solutions of governments, agencies and organizations dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging problems that threaten humanity.
Bamboo Finance is specialized in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in emerging markets. As no other they are familiar with the difficulties that arise when trying to connect with these markets. In 2015 Bamboo Finance conducted an impact study with the help of TTC Mobile. Via SMS firsthand information and feedback on savings products and services were collected from 1,002 customers and non-customers.
Mobile interventions have been rising in popularity in developing countries around the world. Mobile apps and services are extensively used by developing organizations and governments, and especially in Africa countless SMS services are launched to offer assistance in the fields of health, agriculture or financial support. It remains important to examine the actual effects of an SMS service: How much difference can an SMS make? TTC Mobile contracted the impact researchers from Avance to find the answer to this question. The impact study resulted in eye-opening outcomes that make a great case for the social impact of mobile interventions.
The Dutch government, the business sector, aid organizations and research centers are joining forces for one common mission: the innovation of humanitarian aid. On Thursday, March 24th, Liliane Ploumen, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, launched the Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation (DCHI). The goal of the coalition is to start innovative collaborations to improve the effect of humanitarian aid and decrease costs. TTC Mobile, expert in innovative mobile technology, has been involved at an early stage after the idea sprang to the mind of the Dutch government and partners such as the Netherlands Red Cross, DSM and the Philips Foundation.
In February 2016, the World Bank and the Ministry of Agriculture of Mozambique have launched the PROIRRI Financial Literacy Training. Part of the training is the SMS-based accountancy system that is in hands of TTC Mobile and will start in April. For an entire year, the accountancy system will benefit the treasurers of 63 farmer associations in different regions of Mozambique.