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03 Oct 2013 description
report BioMed Central

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2009, 9:51 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-9-51

Abstract

Background
To investigate the feasibility, the ease of implementation, and the extent to which community health workers with little experience of data collection could be trained and successfully supervised to collect data using mobile phones in a large baseline survey

31 Dec 2009 description

In most emergency and reconstruction projects timber and bamboo are used as construction materials. As they are natural materials, they have unique properties and require special environmental, supply, logistics and construction considerations. Often humanitarian organisations are not aware of all of these considerations and mistakes are frequently made, leading to delays in response, costing extra money to put right and putting people’s safety at risk.

01 Dec 2009 description
report UN Foundation

UN Foundation's latest report-- New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks-- looks at innovation in the use of technology along the timeline of crisis response, from emergency preparedness and alerts to recovery and rebuilding.

It profiles organizations whose work is advancing the frontlines of innovation, offers an overview of international efforts to increase sophistication in the use of IT and social networks during emergencies, and provides recommendations for how governments, aid groups, and international organizations can …