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Examining Use Of Mobile Technology To Save Lives

“The development field has been exploring for years ways to harness the power of technology to benefit those in need, especially mobile technology, which can reach people in remote areas who need food, health, education, and other assistance quickly and well,” Kent Hill, senior vice president of World Vision writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog” as part of a May series examining the agency’s global health work. “Health is an area in which the benefits of mobile technology are obvious,” he states, adding, “One initiative World Vision is especially proud of is our mobile health (mHealth) projects in 13 countries.” He continues, “To support mHealth, World Vision has strategically partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grameen Foundation, and Dimagi to create and deploy a World Vision version of the Gates-funded MOTECH Suite (MTS), a sustainable, scalable, open source mobile solution,” and he describes the initiative (5/10).