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A growing body of HCI4D research studies the use of SMS communication to deliver health and information services to underserved populations. This paper contributes a novel dimension to this field of study by examining if a hybrid computer-human SMS system can engage pregnant women in Kenya in health-related communication. Our approach leverages the(More)
We present a qualitative study of Projecting Health, a public health project we deployed in rural Uttar Pradesh (India) to address persistently high maternal and infant mortality rates. This project is based on our model of Community-led Video Education (CVE), which leverages community resources for the generation, dissemination, and assimilation of visual(More)
Global development organizations rely on the essential affordances provided by both paper and digital materials to navigate hurdles posed by poor infrastructure, low connectivity, linguistic differences, and other socioeconomic constraints that render communication and collaboration challenging. This paper examines the collaborative practices around(More)
This note explores methods of analyzing questions asked during public health video showings. The goal is to provide feedback to content creators and session facilitators based a limited subset of the audience's questions. We analyze five videos produced in the first year of Digital Public Health focused on maternal health issues in rural India. We(More)
This paper presents UW-Pesa, a simple web based mobile money sandbox for fast prototyping and demonstration of financial service products. The purpose of UW-Pesa is to enable academic groups to explore issues of privacy, security, and usability within the rapidly growing space of Digital Financial Services for Development and especially mobile money(More)
This note presents data from two large-scale data reporting projects in Pakistan and Laos using SMS as a channel of data collection. These projects share several major features: (1) the use of health workers personal mobile phones for data reporting (2) support from the Ministry of Health (3) planned expansion to every health facility in the country or(More)
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