Biggest news this week is the launch of Project Masiluleke, which ’employs mobile phone technologies as a high impact, low cost tool, in the fight against HIV/AIDS and TB in South Africa – and beyond’, Praekelt Foundation.
See coverage from Core77, BBC and Poptech. Great use of the mobile phone as an appropriate means of communication while being culturally sensitive and very importantly, 1 million messages will be sent per day.
I think this project will be huge success, an important issue is being addressed, a simple, easy to understand solution has been designed by combining the resources of stakeholders, there are measurable benefits for people and communities and the cost of the incoming message is free. Brilliant.