Technology: SMS

Indigo has just awarded a grant of €13,500 to TRAC.fm in order that it might expand the network of organisations that use its data collection software to inform their social campaigns.

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Back in September we awarded Agro-Hub £5,700 to use for core costs. Here’s a quick update with how they’ve been getting on. Agro-Hub finished 2012 on a high with the completion of its SMS Deck which will allow farmers to see more of the agricultural conversation going on within the Agro-Hub network. It works a […]

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Indigo has recently granted £14,999 to the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) for its Jamii Voices Project.

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iCow recently visited Kitale to attend the launch of a vaccination for the East Coast Fever (ECF), which  kills around 1.1 million cows in Africa every year. Throughout Africa veterinary medicine take-up is low and as a result it can be very difficult to reach farmers with effective treatments because there is not enough demand […]

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The Ghana Anti-corruption Coalition (GACC) is a cross-sectoral grouping of public, private and civil society organizations with a vision to create a society in which transparency, accountability and integrity are upheld. We have recently awarded them a grant of £10,000 towards the costs of their Health Legends SMS platform. Efficient and effective healthcare continues to […]

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A bit later than planned, but here are some stories that have caught our eye over the last few weeks: Good Governance Transparency International launch SMS corruption monitoring With Zimbabwe ranking 154/183 countries for corruption perception, Transparency International Zimbabwe have launched a corruption monitoring SMS application which will allow citizens to report corruption from their […]

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This time last year Indigo funded the SHM Foundation to scale up its Project Kopano initiative which creates SMS support groups for pregnant women recently diagnosed with HIV. The SHM Foundation has recently celebrated the publication of pilot study findings in the peer-reviewed  Journal of Telemedicne and Telecare and we thought we would share with you all […]

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Sisi ni Amani Kenya (SNA-K) has some exciting progress to report on the implementation of its Indigo Trust grant. The Indigo Trust grant supported the development of new features in the PeaceTXT SMS platform to enable SNA-K to better target and analyse its messaging. One feature that the Indigo Trust grant supported was a data […]

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If you want to provide thousands of farmers in Cameroon with key agricultural information, how do you do it if you’re a small organisation with a limited number of staff? SMS is one way with significant potential. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting AMIS Cameroon with a grant of £4,950 to support their AMIS-TXM […]

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The twin issues of access to and quality of healthcare are ones that are all too familiar for many people. In Nigeria, the WHO estimates that there are 0.395 physicians per 1,000 people, with the comparable figure in the UK being 2.74 per 1,000. Aside from a lack of qualified doctors and nurses, however, there […]

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