SURE - Securing Ungandans' Rights to Essential Medicines
"In June 2010, the SURE Program in partnership with the SPS project pioneered the use of mobile phones in collection of facility data for Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) End User Verification (EUV) activity in Uganda. The objective of the survey was to generate data for verifying the availability of malaria medicines and commodities at the end user level and for monitoring the treatment of malaria cases in facilities.
This was made possible by use of mobile technology developed by DataDyne- a Kenya based IT firm. The technology, hosted on a website (www.episurveyor.org), provides open source software for designing data collection forms online and downloading them on mobile phones. The phone user then activates the forms on the phone and is ready for data collection. This removes both the creation of a database and the need to manually input data. As a result, costs, time and skill set and financial resources needed are significantly reduced. [...]
The SURE pilot survey proved that mobile phones can be adapted for data collection."
[projection description from SURE.ug, see below]
SURE 2011, SURE pilots use of mobile phone in data collection, Success stories
[added August 2011]