This looks like a really good opportunity for Kabissa members working in West Africa. Check it out, and let us know if you apply.
Dimagi is releasing a Request for Applications to help organizations get started using phone-based tools for frontline workers in Francophone West Africa. We are seeking organizations implementing scalable initiatives in community health and other social sectors that could benefit from mobile phone-based case management and data collection.
This RFA will support the use of the open-source mobile software platform CommCare. CommCare is being deployed in 30 countries and used by thousands of community health workers to track and support their clients with registration forms, checklists, SMS reminders, and multimedia. Mounting evidence indicates that this leads to improved frontline worker performance, better reporting, and better patient care and education. Check out our website (http://www.commcarehq.org/) to view online videos, read papers on the effectiveness of CommCare, and learn about how any organization can design its own mHealth application using our online application-building tools.
Awardees will each receive 10 free phones installed with a CommCare application designed for their frontline workers, free access to the CommCareHQ cloud-based server for one year, and one month of free support from Dimagi’s experienced French-speaking Field Managers including a 2 week field visit to help launch CommCare with their frontline workers.
For further information and to download the full RFA, please refer to our website (http://www.commcarehq.org/poc/wfa/). Applications are due by March 29, 2013.
The Dimagi Team
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