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.
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.