Animated cartoons: using mobile phones for health [and farming] messages

Scientific Animations Without Borders, University of Illinois, USA has already produced one such example on the prevention of cholera and others on topics for rural farmers. The narrations could be translated into local languages and thus could reach low-literacy communities.

Probably the main barriers to their application is that not all mobile phones have video capabilities and many women in rural do not own their own phone.

For further information see

Jean Shaw, Partnerships in Health Information


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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