Affordable hardware both new and refurbished to educational institutions, non-governmental organization and development agencies
Promoting alternative technologies for power and connectivity(Solar -Zubabox, Mesh networks )
Active lobbying within governments, for concession rates on connectivity for Educational Institutions and NGOs
Promoting Social Media amongst researchers to increase proffessional voices, impacting larger audiences
Promoting elearning and open access platforms
Computer Aid’s Advocacy www.computeraid.org
www.computeraid.org 36 African Countries – Providing New and Professionally Refurbished PCs; Laptops, Wireless equipment, Networking Solutions
www.computeraid.org Alternative Technologies including Mesh Networks in Rural Settings through Research and Development Support MACHA – Zambia Largest Mesh Network in Africa Covering www.machaworks.org
Chief Chicanta 700KMs of Lusaka has access to Malaria Research Institute, Hospital, 4 Schools, Community Radio station for Information
No Electricity, Plenty of Sunshine
Local Sustainability on Pay per use
www.computeraid.org Collaborative Skills in Technical Support and Maintenance with Local Partners
ICT access for research www.computeraid.org BioMed's open access mascot Gulliver Turtle
Telemedicine provides a breakthrough in rural healthcare
Many rural hospitals in Africa do not have the expertise to treat complicated cases due to staff shortages and limited staff experience.
Computer Aid is providing PCs, digital cameras, scanners and printers to rural hospitals in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through AMREF Outreach program.
The technology enables doctors and nurses in these hospitals to get expert advice from medical specialists in Nairobi.
Staff in the rural hospital take photos of the injury or illness and them email them, along with the case notes, to the medical staff in Nairobi.
"Telemedicine is a very major step for us and a breakthrough in helping us deliver better health care," says Dr Johnson Musomi, Outreach Manager at AMREF, which is working with Computer Aid on the project.
Enables the most experienced and highly-trained clinicians to provide (potentially life-saving) instant diagnostic expertise to inexperienced rural health practitioners www.computeraid.org
www.computeraid.org E-learning for Universities
Social Media Presence www.computeraid.org www.facebook.com biomedcentral, Computer Aid www.twitter.com @biomedcentral @Computer_Aid #ICT4D #oaafrica2011