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Pamela commented on SMSanté - UPDATED Nov 6th

The data for the prototype came from the cmrviers Github repo of Ebola outbreaks, but https://www.internationalsos.com/ebola/ and weekly updates from WHO are how we update the data. The information you would need is simply the name of your township or province to obtain outbreak data. We are working on providing hospital information, which will require much more logistical organization. This is when our on-the-ground charities will really come in handy. It will be toll-free, so it will cost nothing for the user. We have thought about other applications, but we are still renovating the current one, so it's a bit pie in the sky for us right at this moment. :)

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Pamela commented on SMSanté - UPDATED Nov 6th

Hi Shane,

Thanks for your interest. Since There Is No Limit is a Guinean charity, we'll be piloting there, hopefully soon. We definitely have plans to reach out as soon as our application is done being renovated. They're at the top of our list.

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Pamela commented on SMSanté - UPDATED Nov 6th

@Yifan, thank you for your question. The system can be run from a central server, so it should be available to anyone in the world with a phone. I prototyped it using my own laptop, and everyone in the room was able to retrieve information on their own phones. Aissata from There Is No Limit is from Guinea, and she thinks that people without phones themselves probably know someone from their village who would send a (free) text for them. Information about nearby outbreaks would probably be of town-wide interest.