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RapidSMS

RapidSMS is a SMS-based system that uses a central web dashboard to facilitate and coordinate the activities of CHWs and monitor community health.

RapidSMS

Primary Function: To create a system by which CHWs are able to coordinate activities and monitor the health of their communities.

Targeted Beneficiaries: Field-based health care providers, such as community health workers (CHWs).

Need Addressed: Monitoring community health.

Uniqueness: RapidSMS is an mHealth platform that allows users to communicate via SMS/text message to create health reports, monitor health issues such as malnutrition, diagnose malaria, create automated alerts, and more.

Dimensions: N/A

User Requirements: Requires mobile phone with SMS/text messaging capability.

Resources: wiki.github.com/rapidsms/rapidsms/

Approximate Cost: Free (open-source)

RapidSMS

Geographic Coverage: Ghana

Distributor: Developed by the Earth Institute in collaboration with the UNICEF Innovation Group for the Millennium Villages Project.

Primary Contacts: None Found

Languages Spoken: English

Phone Number: None Found

Physical Address: None Found

Website: http://www.rapidsms.org/en/develop/

Other Information and Links: pypi.python.org/pypi/RapidSMS; github.com/rapidsms/rapidsms

RapidSMS

RapidSMS is a SMS-based system that uses a central web dashboard to facilitate and coordinate the activities of CHWs and monitor community health.

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