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Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
The creators of Ushahidi, a crisis mapping platform, have developed hardware that keeps wireless communication going in the midst of chaos.
A simple microfluidics chip could improve health care in poor countries by making rapid diagnostic testing a reality.
New and fast-growing mobile social networks could challenge Facebook’s growth on the continent.
Nairobi startup’s health app surges; Safaricom gives subscribers links to experts for two cents a minute.
In Macha, Zambia, where uploads fail 75 percent of the time, a smart file sharing system can store data locally when necessary.