Guardian: Magpi is providing low-cost access to real-time health data

Aug 28, 2013

In this article, the Guardian’s Jane Parry explains how Magpi is making data collection in rural, remote communities possible and considers what stops some NGOs from using it:

“A mobile phone in the hands of a semi-literate midwife in rural Sierra Leone becomes a means to regularly communicate the number of births and infant deaths in her community. For the WHO’s global polio eradication initiativemobile phones can replace paper forms to monitor coverage and manage stocks. In both cases a software programme, Magpi makes this data collection possible even in the most remote and poorly resourced areas.”

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