Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryGATHER is a system that helps enable data entry from a broad range of devices, including desktops, laptops, telephones, PDAs, etc. thus helping overcoming issues of interoperability.
Helping overcoming issues of interoperability.
Key program components
p>Achieving data and device interoperability is one of the central challenges in improving data collection in developing countries. GATHER is a consortium that has developed a set of tools that enable data entry from a broad range of devices, including desktops, laptops, telephones, PDAs, GPS systems, and bar-code scanners. GATHER’s first field test is currently taking place in Uganda with the collaboration of the Ugandan Ministry of Health. Weekly disease surveillance data for 20 health clinics is being collected by mobile phone and sent to a GATHER server located at the Health Ministry’s Department of Epidemiology. The results of the Ugandan field test will inform future phases of GATHER development. The developers hope the technology will be ready for broader deployment by late 2009.