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Ebola in West Africa (146) Using SMS to inform the public about Ebola

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Following the recent mHealth initiatives in Ghana, Malawi and Uganda, IICD (International Institute for Communication and Development) and TextToChange support the Ministry of Health in Mali with an information and sensitization campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola... How does it work? Over a period of 2 weeks, people in Mali can SMS the word EBOLA to short code 36011 and will receive several text messages on Ebola during 2 days. This service is completely free of charge for the end-users and at the moment available on the Orange network. The messages contain information on disease characteristics, prevention, transmission, protection and where to report cases of Ebola...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Francois Laureys
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NGO
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HIFA profile: Francois Laureys works at IICD International Institute for Communication and Development, The Netherlands. flaureys AT iicd.org

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