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Compiled by: Robert Kibaya, NetSquared Uganda Local Organizer; Twitter: @rob_kib; Email: robkib@gmail.com; Join Net2uganda Meetup Group Join Net2uganda Facebook group

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This event was organized by NetSquared Uganda and was held at Maendeleo Foundation Training Center on 10th October 2013 from 08:30am to 06:00pm in Mukono Municipal Council Uganda. It was sponsored by NetSquared in partnership with Maendeleo Foundation Uganda, Communications Without Borders (CwBs), Mukono District NGO Forum network, and Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

The one-day NetSquared-Uganda workshop explored, shared live experiences and provided practical hands-on training in innovative utilization of blogs for fostering local organizations’ community development programs for 30 NGOs in Mukono District. To learn more about the event please visit our Meetup Group at this Link. You can have a look at the event agenda a one page presentation about NetSuqared Uganda by NetSquared Uganda Local organizer.

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Date and Time: 10 October 2013 From 08:30 to 06:00pm

Location: Maendeleo Foundation; Butebe, Mukono Municipal Council

Contact: Phone: +256-712-848448; Email: robkib@gmail.com

Looking for, Identifying, Linking with and coordinating collaborations easily and cheaply with potential donors and groups worldwide has always been a great challenge to majority of rural community Development Organizations in Uganda and Africa in general. On the other hand, the utilization of modern communication tools that are mostly hosted on the internet has always been hindered in rural communities by lack of: connectivity and electricity, access to affordable ICT equipment and technologies, among others.

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mHealth-BlogPicThis course, mHealth Basics: Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health, is a self-paced three-hour eLearning course that provides an introduction to the emerging field of mHealth and an overview of best practices for mHealth solution development. The focus of the course is on mHealth applications commonly used in developing country contexts. The course covers the definition of mHealth, its potential uses, benefits and limitations as well as various applications in developing countries. The course also covers preliminary conclusions of mHealth evidence and describes recommended best practices of mHealth solution planning, design, monitoring and evaluation, scale-up and sustainability. Resources for additional information about mHealth are also included.

The objectives of this course include:
– Define mHealth and its relationship to eHealth and ICT
– Explain the importance of mHealth
– Explain potential benefits and limitations of mHealth
– Describe the mobile devices and features commonly used in mHealth in low-resource settings
– Describe the six types of mHealth applications
– Describe preliminary conclusions from the evidence on mHealth
– Describe recommended best practices for each phase of mHealth solution development
– Identify examples of best practices in mHealth solution development scenarios
– Identify and obtain resources for additional information about mHealth

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