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Royal African Society presentation 1st september 2011

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Royal African Society presentation 1st september 2011

  1. 1. Mobile Phones for Cows?Royal African Society1st September 2011Nick Short Royal Veterinary College<br />
  2. 2. Animal Diseases<br /><ul><li> Major impact on the poorest
  3. 3. Increasing concern about emerging diseases
  4. 4. Risk that diseases will infect humans
  5. 5. Need to work at frontline for early detection
  6. 6. Good field based surveillance is crucial
  7. 7. Rapid and effective response is needed</li></li></ul><li>Mobile Technology<br /><ul><li>Population of Kenya is about 40 million people
  8. 8. Mobile subscribers increased from 11 million in 2007 to 25million in June 2011.
  9. 9. Kenya has 10 million internet users, 98% served through mobile operators as ISP.
  10. 10. But less than five percent of people living in rural areas use the Internet</li></li></ul><li>Mobile Geo-Mapping<br /><ul><li> Geo-spatial tools allow accurate plotting
  11. 11. Central data aggregation in the “Cloud”
  12. 12. Off line facility and SD card storage
  13. 13. Two way communication to build CoP
  14. 14. Integration of different data types </li></li></ul><li>EpiCollect<br />
  15. 15. Mobile Data Surveillance<br />
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  17. 17. www.rvc.ac.uk/vetaidkenya<br />

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