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Call for applications: 4th Annual CIO100 awards

cio-awardsExpert use of technology will be rewarded yet again this year through the CIO East Africa annual awards.

In conjunction with PwC, CIO 100 awards, now in its fourth year, is now open for applications to reward those who took a risk on an emerging technology or deployed the tried-and-true in a new way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kenya mobile phone cheats to pay heavy penalties

Kenya plans to tame rogue mobile subscribers and operators through stiffer penalties in a new set of laws to be published this week.

The fines are included in the Kenya Information and Communications  (Registration of subscribers of Telecommunications Services) Regulations, 2014, which will be promulgated by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK). Read the rest of this entry »

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Mobile app takes health information to masses

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Kenyan health workers are using a mobile app to learn and educate the masses on health principles.

Dubbed ‘iAfya’, the tool by Avallain Limited, a social enterprise based in Switzerland and Kenya, is already being used as a professional companion by health workers at Coptic hospital.

The tool is gaining prominence since the mobile phone has become ubiquitous (widely available) in Kenya and the region.

“iAfya Health Information aims at improving patients’ health status, decreasing the incidence of disease, and preventing costly complications. We do this by providing verified and contextualized health information at the right time and in a language understandable to the users.” Said Shelmith Mumbi, Deputy Director, Avallain Limited.

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