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Vote! USAID Development 2.0 Challenge

USAID has sponsored the Development 2.0 Challenge at NetSquared with voting open through Friday. The competition has a great line-up of projects submitted by individuals and NGOs with a wide range of information technology applications in health and other areas.

Word cloud for Dev 2.0 Challenge

Several Berkeley doctoral students wrote a tech proposal for contracted clinics in western Uganda. As mentioned in previous THDblog posts (Jan ’08, June ’07, Mar ’07) there is an output-based aid (OBA) health project in western Uganda that has treated more than 25,000 STI patients since 2006. Under contract, clinics see voucher-bearing patients and are reimbursed after patients are treated and the claims processed. In an extension of a mobile phone application first described in 2007, Melissa Ho has implemented a pilot mobile platform and web database for claims processing at selected contracted clinics and entered the concept – called “ClaimsMobile” – in the Development 2.0 competition. Be sure to check out the range of great projects before Friday 5pm California time and vote for your top 3.


Written by Ben

December 11, 2008 at 2:27 am

Posted in Global Health

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