Two ODK Implementers Awarded As Top mHealth Innovators

Dr. Martin Were and Dr. Joaquín Blaya, both long time ODK
implementers, have been awarded two of the mHealth Alliance and
Rockefeller Foundation's "Top 11 in 2011 Innovators Challenge".

Martin's implementation of ODK Collect has been used by community
health workers from AMPATH in Kenya during home visits for HIV
counseling and testing for over 650,000 individuals. More recently, he
has used ODK Clinic to help clinicians make faster and better
decisions about care.

Joaquín's use of ODK Voice has addressed problems associated with
non-communicable diseases by connecting patients to clinics via
automated phone calls. Like Martin, his work ensures patients receive
appropriate and effective care.

Both projects are due to a close collaboration with the University of
Washington, and we are excited to see Martin and Joaquín recognized
for their work using mobile technology in innovative ways to improve
health systems and outcomes. Congrats to Martin and Joaquín and thanks
to all who voted!

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