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Project Masiluleke Takes On AIDS With Mobile Messaging

Project Masiluleke Takes On AIDS With Mobile Messaging

Can mobile phones be an effective tool in the fight against AIDS? A new group of organizations believe they can.

Last week, in conjunction with the PopTech! conference, the Praekelt Foundation and partner organizations announced a new effort that will use the power of mobile messaging to help fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in South Africa…

Africans and Their Mobiles, Part 2: Using Mobile Phones For Social Good

Africans and Their Mobiles, Part 2: Using Mobile Phones For Social Good

This post is the second in a two-part series based on: 1) the African mobile marketplace and how Africans utilize their mobile phones; and 2) how organizations are using social marketing to reach this highly mobile population for social change.

The series is based on a conversation I had with Gustav Praekelt, a mobile entrepreneur located in…

Africans and Their Mobiles, Part 1: Numbers and Usage Patterns

Africans and Their Mobiles, Part 1: Numbers and Usage Patterns

This post is the first in a two-part series about 1) the African mobile marketplace and how Africans utilize their mobile phones; and 2) how organizations are using social marketing to reach this highly mobile population for social change.

The series is based on a conversation I had with Gustav Praekelt, a mobile entrepreneur located in South…