Text messaging for health in Bangladesh

Fascinating example of how mobile phones can be used in developing countries to effect change.

David Zaks posts about the use of an SMS – accessible database to inform communities of how deep to drill their wells to avoid arsenic.

A pilot project incorporated data from 300,000 wells into the Welltracker database, which reports for each village the number of wells tested, the proportion of unsafe wells and, when available, the start depth together with an estimate of the probability that the estimate is correct.

Read the post, on WorldChanging, here.

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