Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Mobile Phones in East Africa

The e-Media Unit is involved in a new initiative to develop mobile phone platforms for use in East Africa. This work has been funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and includes the development of disease surveillance tools running on Android based mobile phones and the creation of educational content which can be accessed on the phone itself. This work is being carried out in partnership with Imperial College, the London Knowledge Lab, the London International Development Centre and the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance.

You can find out more about the project on the Androids in Africa blog.