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April 18, 2013
by Colin Copeland
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Caktus sponsoring and speaking on mobile health at SwitchPoint 2013

SwitchPoint is a one-of-a-kind conference and a unique opportunity to learn, share ideas, and hear about global and mobile health efforts around the world. We had a great time at SwitchPoint last year. I’m excited to announce that Caktus, for the second year in a row, is sponsoring SwitchPoint ...

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September 25, 2012
by Colin Copeland
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Project Mwana featured in the BBC

Caktus has had the opportunity to work on the infrastructure of RapidSMS, an application framework that allows data collection and logistics coordination using mobile phone text messages for communication. The BBC World News recently posted an article, "RapidSMS: Saving a life in 160 characters" detailing the effects of RapidSMS technology ...

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August 8, 2012
by Colin Copeland
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Thoughts after attending the UNICEF Rwanda mHealth Conference

This past July, I had the pleasure of attending the UNICEF Rwanda Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. The conferences focus was on developing a comprehensive eHealth suite for numerous nations to implement.

Mobile technology is changing the landscape of public health in Africa, and SMS messaging is leading the way. Conference ...

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April 16, 2012
by Nicole Foster
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Project Mwana in MobileActive

This past week, Project Mwana was a featured article on the site MobileActive. Project Mwana is a RapidSMS application that connects rural health clinic workers in Zambia and Malawi to HIV testing centers, increasing the collection and turn around time for results to over 50%. Tobias worked with the UNICEF ...

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July 18, 2011
by Colin Copeland
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An alternative RapidSMS router implementation (with Celery!)

We've been using RapidSMS, a Django-powered SMS framework, more and more frequently here at Caktus. It's evolved a lot over the past year-- from being reworked to feel more like a Django app, to merging the rapidsms-core-dev and rapidsms-contrib-apps-dev repositories into a single codebase (no more submodules!), to ...

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