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Video: Magpi Messaging Webinar
December 2013

          Did you miss our Magpi Messaging webinar, recorded yesterday (December 10, 2013)?  Don’t worry: we recorded it for you (below). Learn more about the new ultra-low-cost Magpi messaging, which allows you to send messages by: SMS/text (to mobile phones) text-to-speech (to mobiles or landlines) – you can type a message and it will go out as a phone call with the computer reading your message aloud. Fluent in Chinese, Spanish, French, Portuguese. recorded audio (to mobiles or landlines) – you can record an audio message and…


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DataDyne at TED: The surprising seeds of a big-data revolution in healthcare
September 2013

Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data — and from this gappy information, countries would make huge decisions. Data geek and DataDyne CEO and co-founder Joel Selanikio talks through the sea change in collecting health data in the past decade — starting with the Palm Pilot and Hotmail, and now moving into the cloud. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)


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Guardian: Magpi is providing low-cost access to real-time health data
August 2013

In this article, the Guardian’s Jane Parry explains how Magpi is making data collection in rural, remote communities possible and considers what stops some NGOs from using it: “A mobile phone in the hands of a semi-literate midwife in rural Sierra Leone becomes a means to regularly communicate the number of births and infant deaths in her community. For the WHO’s global polio eradication initiative, mobile phones can replace paper forms to monitor coverage and manage stocks. In both cases a software programme,Magpi, makes this data collection possible even in the most remote and…


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Magpi Case Study Contest – Win an iPad!
July 2013

Magpi Case Study Contest Enter our case study contest for an chance to win an iPad! We’re looking for Magpi users to tell us about the great work they are doing with data collection. Our independent judges will choose the best case studies, and we’ll highlight them on our website at www.datadyne.org (and on Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn).  It’s a great opportunity for your organization to showcase its data collection accomplishments — and win an iPad in the process!Your case study will be reviewed by our notable panel of…