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How to reach the unreachable

SMS for life campaign by Novartis is an interesting example to look at. They reached the most remote areas of Africa to deliver anti-malaria drugs. Their solution used mobile phones:

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This explains Novartis' SMS for life campaign in Africa, which is an interesting source of inspiration of how to reach the unreachable. 


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This reminds me of a presentation about election observers in Africa using SMS to report incidents and results. The speaker was from MobileActive - The project is uReport

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Both interesting uses of the technology.