TTC is being exhibited at the Smithsoniam Museum

TTC attended the opening of a big exhibition at the famous Smithsonian Museum in New York last month, because TTC is part of this impressive exhibition. “Design with the Other 90%: CITIES,” the second in a series of themed exhibitions by Cooper-Hewitt that demonstrate how design can address the world’s most critical issues, opened October 15 at the United Nations and runs through January 9, 2012. More

Text and Voice Messages to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Uganda

A mobile phone is one of the latest Information, Education and Communication (IEC) tools that is effectively being used to solve information sharing gaps within the health sector in rural Uganda. In September 2010, TTC and Health Child began a two year project in Jinja, to “accelerate the uptake of postpartum care and promote the promotion of child health – including early infant HIV diagnosis”, using SMS text and voice technology.


TTC presented at the UNICEF Conference in Senegal

TTC presented at the UNICEF Western and Central African Region (WCARO) C4D Learning Workshop on campaign communication in Dakar from 3 to 7 May 2010. The overall theme of the energetic workshop was Communication for Development (C4D) programming for campaigns with a specific focus on integrated campaigns, child health days, and immunization and polio campaigns.

Research shows that health knowledge levels in rural Uganda increase with a simple SMS

In 2010 and 2011, an SMS campaign was carried out in rural Uganda by TTC and HIPS (Health Initiatives in the Private Sector) among employees of Kinyara and KCCL, two of the most important factories of Uganda. In total over 3000 people participated in the quiz. Results of this survey have shown a significant positive change in knowledge levels on health topics like of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV.

TTC and Kakira Sugar start to SMS for health program

TTC is one of the pioneers in offering SMS-for-health programs in the private sector. In 2009 TTC ran a pilot with HIPS (Health Initiatives for the private sector), a USAID funded program, to carry out several SMS based workplace programs in Uganda. In May 2011 TTC implemented the second part of the program (following the successful pilot), working with Kakira Sugar, a renowned sugar company in Uganda.

TTC expands to 11 more countries following a €2.7 million grant

Over the next five years, TTC will be expanding its Mobile for Development programs to a further 11 countries. TTC will work with Connect4Change (C4C), a consortium funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that brings together the expertise of five organizations in the field of development and ICT: AKVO, Cordaid, Edukans, ICCO and IICD. C4C addresses the issues of poverty and exclusion in Africa and Latin America, in the areas of health, economic development and education – seeking solutions based on the use of the internet and mobile phones.

TTC wins IdeasProject to use mobile phones for wildlife conservation

TTC is very proud to be the winner of the IdeasProject regarding what to do with mobile phones and applications to benefit the planet. We thought of a perfect combination between the increasing growth of mobile telephony in developing countries and the need for better Conservation Areas: an SMS App to fight against poaching in Budongo Forest, Uganda. Because TTC had the best idea there will be a conference call to discuss further cooperation between TTC, Nokia and WWF.