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Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo
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  • Acworth, GA
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Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo commented on Josh Nesbit's group Health
"@Mathias: The pieces are coming togather thanks to your info. I may pursue the keyword option. Looks like it would be helpful to limit the clicks for those in the field trying to collect and submit data quickly and effectively."
May 10, 2011
Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo left a comment for Mathias Lin
"Thank you Mathias for your insight. I will keep you updated as I collect the data and move towards implementation. Kind regards... Ruth"
May 9, 2011
Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo left a comment for Marc Maxson
"Thanks for that information. I will definitely checkout stockout.org as I anticipate to collect a bunch of data too. Best of luck with the data collection. I will keep you posted.   Kind regards...Ruth"
May 9, 2011
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May 9, 2011
Mathias Lin left a comment for Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo
"Hi Ruth,  I just replied to your reply in the forum. I am based in China, I haven't implemented FSMS myself yet (I just have the system installed locally). I'm currently focussing on an Android port of the desktop application, which…"
May 7, 2011
Marc Maxson left a comment for Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo
"Given your application - you should look at http://stopstockouts.org/ as a successful example that doesn't require a lot of expenses, because its usage (a behavior) is triggered by immediate feedback loops.   As for FLSMS in Kenya - I…"
May 7, 2011
Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo commented on Josh Nesbit's group Health
"Hi Mathias, I'm in the planning stage and trying to figure out the best way to handle the data once I collect it. It would reside on a local pc on Excel or Access. How can I provide visibility to the data for different team members? Ruth"
May 6, 2011
Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo left a comment for Marc Maxson
"Hujambo? It's nice to meet someone who's actually using it in Kenya. I live in the US with my family. This is still experimental for me. I'm working on a study to increase vaccine uptake and the tools offered by FLSMS seem…"
May 6, 2011
Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo left a comment for Mathias Lin
"Hi Mathias, Nice to meet you. Glad you are a techie. I need all the techie help I can get. I'm looking to implement FLSMS in Kenya soon in the area of mass drug administration. Doing lots of ground work right now. Have you…"
May 6, 2011
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May 6, 2011
Marc Maxson left a comment for Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo
"I live in Nairobi. Let me know if you need help. What do you need funding for to implement FLSMS? It's free and text messages are usually 1 shilling each. That's 85 texts per dollar. "
May 6, 2011
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May 6, 2011
Ruth Mwangi-Mdodo commented on Josh Nesbit's group Health
"Hello all, I'm working on a mass drug administration project for rural Kenya and think that this can be a great tool for keeping up with patient information and getting feedback from clinicians and patients. I have two questions though. If the…"
May 6, 2011
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I'm really interested in improving public health in resoure-limited regions such as Africa through the use of affordable technologies. Text messaging really struck me as a useful tool considering that a large section of the population now has cell phones. I'm exploring if and how text messaging can be used to send reminders, track uptake, and keep an electronic medical record.
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I'm originally from Kenya but residing in the USA since 1998. I've started out teaching in Kenya then transitioned to compliance within Health-IT and have been working as a compliance analyst since 2007. I have been involved in organizing at least 2 free medical camps in Kenya and was really moved by the need for improved health infrastructure. This experience has really motivated me to pursue public health issues in Kenya more vigorously. I will be starting my PhD in Public Health in Fall 2011.
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At 7:41am on May 7, 2011, Mathias Lin said…

Hi Ruth, 

I just replied to your reply in the forum.

I am based in China, I haven't implemented FSMS myself yet (I just have the system installed locally). I'm currently focussing on an Android port of the desktop application, which is still work in progress. http://frontlinesms.ning.com/forum/topics/frontlinesms-for-android?xg_source=activity

At 2:24am on May 7, 2011, Marc Maxson said…

Given your application - you should look at http://stopstockouts.org/ as a successful example that doesn't require a lot of expenses, because its usage (a behavior) is triggered by immediate feedback loops.

 

As for FLSMS in Kenya - I haven't used it yet. The input data has taken 4 months to get started :( and I might use clickatell if FLSMS (the cheaper option) doesn't work. I like Clickatell's ability to accept a bunch of pre-written and pre-addressed messages as a single CSV file.

At 1:35pm on May 6, 2011, Marc Maxson said…
I live in Nairobi. Let me know if you need help. What do you need funding for to implement FLSMS? It's free and text messages are usually 1 shilling each. That's 85 texts per dollar.
 
 
 

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