TTC is very proud to work on a nationwide anti-tobacco campaign using mobile technology and social media for the first time in Uganda. This campaign will run for at least one year. The ‘Tobacco Kills: Say No & Save Lives’ campaign wants to make people in Uganda aware of the harms of tobacco. Also the campaign aims to pass the comprehensive Tobacco Control Bill by June 2013. This Bill wants to introduce a law to regulate the manufacture, sale, promotion, advertising, sponsorship, distribution and public use of tobacco products.
AmLab, short for Amsterdam Lab, consists of three different organizations: Akvo, TTC and 1%CLUB. We decided to combine our energy and creativity in order to work together on new ideas in technology for social change. As part of this collaboration the Amlab Academy was founded. The primary goal of this academy is to learn together, expand and share our knowledge. Today’s subject was ‘Communicating till the cows come home’ presented by Hajo van Beijma, director at TTC.
An interview with Bas Hoefman, Founder and Director TTC.
On Valentine’s day people express their love for each other, which of course is just as important as the fact that TTC set up her first SMS campaign exactly five years ago on that lovely day. In the last five years TTC became a leading organisation in the field of innovative mobile solutions for development in Africa and South America. We have proven mobile technology can play a vital role in improving lives, even in the most isolated areas. More
AmLab, short for Amsterdam Lab, consists of three different organizations: Akvo, TTC and 1%CLUB. We decided to combine our energy and creativity in order to work together on new ideas in technology for social change. As part of this collaboration the Amlab Academy was founded. The primary goal of this academy is to learn together, expand and share our knowledge. Today’s subject was ‘Poverty fighting or wealth creation?’. A history of aid, presented by Jeroen de Lange (former senior economist at the World Bank, former parliament member and human rights activist, now working at TTC as a strategy consultant.)
Maternal mortality is still a major problem in Uganda. Only 41.9% of births is attended by skilled health staff, resulting in 440 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births (For example in the Netherlands this is only 13). In 2010 this led to 4,700 maternal deaths.
These deaths can be easily prevented when the right information is delivered to the right people. More
The use of mobile phones to empower and inform people in developing countries can be very effective. In this light a study was conducted on response patterns to interactive SMS health education. Results can be used to optimize response rates and thus the success of mHealth campaigns. Anne de Lepper, a student from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, together with the Royal Tropical Institute, the Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care and TTC, investigated how quickly individuals responded to quiz questions and assessed possible influencing factors such as: More