The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Tuesday, May 17 • 16:00 - 16:45
mHealth for Ebola Vaccine Trial in Sierra Leone LIMITED

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A Phase 2B expanded safety and immunogenicity trial is being carried out in the Kambia District of Sierra Leone by the EBOVAC1 consortium, in partnership with the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (Sierra Leone), under the name EBOVAC-Salone. This large scale safety and immunogenicity study seeks to learn as much as possible about how the vaccines work in people who live in an area affected by Ebola. The first participants in the EBOVAC-Salone study were vaccinated in early October 2015.

The adjunct EBODAC project has developed a communication strategy and tools to promote the acceptance and uptake of the Ebola vaccine. One of the project's most important products has been a mobile technology platform, dedicated to facilitating Ebola vaccine deployment, acceptance and compliance. In addition to providing local communities with information on Ebola and vaccines, the platform sends reminders to people receiving the prime-boost vaccine to return for their second 'booster' dose and to facilitate the tracking of vaccination coverage. The EBODAC team also provided local training programs to make sure the communication strategy and technology tools were ready for deployment in the local setting.

EBOVAC and EBODAC are funded by the European Union Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI).

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Monica Amponsah

Regional Program Manager, Grameen Foundation
Monica is Regional Program Manager at Grameen Foundation supporting the EBODAC (Ebola Vaccine Deployment, Acceptance & Compliance) project, responsible for the development of a mobile platform to improve communication and compliance of participants in the Ebola vaccine trial and beyond... Read More →

Robert Kanwagi

Programme Coordinator, World Vision Ireland
Robert Kanwagi is a Social Worker and Public Health Professional with 15 years of experience in developing and managing public health programs in Uganda, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Ireland. Presently working for World Vision Ireland as a Programme Coordinator of the EBODAC project... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:00 - 16:45 EAT
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