Join us for a special Mobile Monday event focused on the mobile tech used during the recent West Africa Ebola outbreak. Cell phone technology was heavily used for mass communication, disease tracking, and response coordination.
Tech experts from Boston-based global health organizations Dimagi and Partners in Health will share their experiences developing and deploying mobile tech for Ebola response.
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
Room: 1st Mann #1
1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Light snacks will be provided.
Panelists will touch upon several topics, including:
- The health / technology facts and figures behind the Ebola outbreak
- Sharing stories of how organizations used cell phones on the frontline
- The unique challenges of rapidly designing mobile apps for remote areas
- Discussing how we can better prepare for possible disease outbreaks with mobile technology
About the Panelists:
Dimagi CEO Jonathan Jackson leads Dimagi’s efforts in developing mobile applications for 12 organizations working in Ebola response, used by a total of 1,100 people.
Partners in Health GIS and mHealth specialist Ermyas Birru has worked in Kono, Sierra Leone to help assess, design and implement mobile technology for Ebola response and health system strengthening.
This event is co-hosted by Dimagi, Partners in Health, and Mobile Monday.
Dimagi is a Cambridge-based social enterprise and software company that develops mobile apps to support health workers in developing countries globally.
Partners in Health is a global health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of poor & marginalized people.