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Are Students ahead of their teachers in use of the Internet?
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Defeating drug counterfeiters with SMS in Ghana19th March 2009Pharmaceutical drug counterfeiters can foil even the most sophisticated technology if consumers cannot personally verify their medication’s safety, according to Ghanaian entrepreneurs who will soon introduce in West Africa verification via cell phone text.Consumers who purchase certain medications will be able to send the label code via free cell phone text message and within seconds receive a text response from the drug manufacturer…See More
Mar 20, 2009
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WEEKLY NEWS ROUND UP-AFRICA

Defeating drug counterfeiters with SMS in Ghana19th March 2009Pharmaceutical drug counterfeiters can foil even the most sophisticated technology if consumers cannot personally verify their medication’s safety, according to Ghanaian entrepreneurs who will soon introduce in West Africa verification via cell phone text.Consumers who purchase certain medications will be able to send the label code via free cell phone text message and within seconds receive a text response from the drug manufacturer…See More
Mar 20, 2009
NKURUNZIZA JEAN PAUL replied to Francis Mwathi's discussion The future of mobile networks in the group The East African Telecenter Practitioners
"Hello Francis, Yes, us in East Africa are awaiting for the arrival of the Sub-marine optical cable to start operating. But, the Western coast of Africa has already got sub marine cables before us. Unfortunately, their telecommunication services…"
Mar 20, 2009
Fred Safari replied to Francis Mwathi's discussion ICTs and the fight against HIV/AIDS pandemic in the group ICT WAR ON HIV & AIDS STIGMA
"The role of information technology complements other information education campaigns designed to reach out to communities. The technology of e-mails, CD-ROMs, List-serves, and World Wide Web, that links HIV/AIDS around the world today, holds greater…"
Mar 20, 2009
Francis Mwathi left a comment for Kurt
"Hallo Kurt, Thank you for joining the Telecentre.org website.you are welcomed to blog stories ,add photos or videos as well as contribute to the discussions going on in this website. You could also join a group, create yours and enjoy other…"
Mar 20, 2009
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US firm sets up data backup centre for East African companies

Regional companies looking to set up digital backup centres can now benefit from training to be offered locally by an international data examiner.The International Consortium for Organisational Resilience (ICOR), an IT examiner based in the US, has set up shop in Kenya in partnership with a local software firm, OPENWORLD Ltd, in an effort to train professionals who can set up and operate data centres.This comes at a time when the region is hampered by lack of data centres that meet…See More
Mar 18, 2009
Francis Mwathi replied to Francis Mwathi's discussion ICTs and the fight against HIV/AIDS pandemic in the group ICT WAR ON HIV & AIDS STIGMA
"Thank you Opot for your contribution. For a country like Zambia that has one of the world’s most devastating HIV and AIDS epidemics, (More than one in every seven adults in Zambia is living with HIV and life expectancy at birth has fallen to…"
Mar 18, 2009
Opot Beneah replied to Francis Mwathi's discussion ICTs and the fight against HIV/AIDS pandemic in the group ICT WAR ON HIV & AIDS STIGMA
"This discussion reminds me of an article I read about the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zanmbia. In Zambia companies like Zambia Telecommunication Company (ZAMTEL), MTN and more especially Celtel (now Zain) have done a great job of making more remote…"
Mar 18, 2009

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Taking technology to the village

By JOSEPHINE OPAR and FREDRICK OBURA for the East African Standard Newspaper





Edith Ofwona, 39, is a programme officer for International Development Research Centre and is at the forefront of the ICT explosion into African communities.



Few women can carry the wonder woman title as elegantly as Edith Ofwona, 39, a mother, a mentor, and a manager. As a senior programme specialist for the… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 9:11am

Africa turns to cellphones for better health

Source AFP

 

The text message arrives with life-saving discretion: a neutral "see you at the clinic tomorrow" to remind patients to pick up a fresh batch of anti-AIDS drugs.

The free texts from South Africa's largest HIV treatment site are part of a push in Africa to boost health by targeting the continent's 624 million mobile phone subscribers.

"I check my cellphone all the…

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Posted on April 7, 2011 at 5:59pm

Team Delivers Development Aid Via Cell Phone Animations

A farmer in Niger learns how to protect his crops from insects. A resident of Port-au-Prince or a rural Haitian village learns how to avoid exposure to cholera. An entrepreneur in Mali gets step-by-step instructions on extracting the oil from shea seeds to make shea butter she can sell at a local market.

These people are benefiting from a new approach to sustainable…

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Posted on March 18, 2011 at 10:27pm

Experts Meet on eHealth and Telemedicine Harmonization in Africa

Source: African Union

The Experts Meeting on Health and Telemedicine Harmonization in Africa started on  Monday 28th February, 2011 at the Headquarter of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to present its outcome to the 5th session of the Conference of the African Union Health  Ministers scheduled for April 2011,in Namibia.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the experts meeting , African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs, her Excellency Bience Gawanas said  a…

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Posted on March 7, 2011 at 10:39pm

An expert’s view on Telecentres in Thailand and BPO opportunities for African Telecentres

Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) initiative to start supporting telecentres in 2007 has lead to the establishment of over 1000 telecentres and greatly helped reduce and transform the digital divide in Thailand into an opportunity by creating the perfect environment and the necessary ICT infrastructures country-wide. This is according to Mr. Mohamed Alasow an industry expert from Thailand with a lot of experience having worked under the Research Center…

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Posted on March 1, 2011 at 1:00pm

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"Just a reminder" In about 10 days time i.e. 1St December 2010 the World will be celebrating the World AIDS Day enough must be done to stop the scourge!!!
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thanks for joining the group - Technology and Tools for Telecentres.
At 4:57am on October 25, 2010, Richard Close said…
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We have a grant from UNESCO to do digital story telling for Youth on You Tube
This will leverage the Cyber Cafes throughout Africa. Please send me you email at rclose@richardclose.info so I can keep you posed. I will be in Zambia and Nigeria in December to launch the program More at http://globallearningnetwork.ning.com
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Please accept in the name of starting SOME activity??
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At 1:10am on January 9, 2010, Silvia Caicedo said…
Hi Francis - I love the reaction of the people and thanks to Angelo we can continue an important discussion. I did not realized that the comments section was closed. I will open it right away. Thank for noticing it and letting me know... Cheers. Silvia
 
 
 
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