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Examining Mobile Technology Use In Global Health

“Mobile applications — or ‘apps’ — seem to be the latest craze in mobile technology for global health programming,” Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and Kate McQueston, a program coordinator to the global health policy team at the center, write in the organization’s blog. “The proliferation of these apps is converging around a growing interest in open (and big) data, so you don’t have to look far to find creative ways they are being used to collect and display data in the development sector,” they continue, highlighting several apps available from USAID and other health and development agencies. They add, “While mobile apps seem promising, it remains to be seen if they will be able to overcome many of the same issues mHealth [technologies] have faced” (5/15).

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