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ICT4D@Penn Seminar Series: “Using Mobile Technology to Provide Specialty Care and Education to Remote Communities in the Developing World”

April 26, 2012
04:00PM - 06:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500

Throughout the developing world, inadequate access to physicians, subspecialty care, and medical information resources are serious problems that telemedicine can help address. The new field of mobile telemedicine allows medical consultations to be submitted via mobile phone (mHealth), enabling health care to reach rural areas, where cell phone coverage extends beyond computer networks. The mhealth program that we have established in Botswana will be highlighted, including the use of mobile phones for cervical cancer screening, dermatology, radiology, and oral medicine consultation, and well as for medical education. Methods for sustainability and local ownership will be discussed.

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ICT4D@Penn Seminar Series: Daniel Andler

April 5, 2012
04:00PM - 06:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 109

Daniel Andler’s group, allied to a major publisher of traditional educational material, has drafted a project to use mobile phones in francophone Africa to teach French where people live and work. Dr. Andler will describe the project and use it as an illustration of a colonizing strategy which shows promise elsewhere, focusing on why it might work if it does work.

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Penn Museum First Sunday Culture Film Series: Tehran Has No More Pomegranates

April 1, 2012
02:00PM - 03:30PM

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum

Penn Museum is pleased to announce a film series addressing the theme of cultural adaptation. This month’s film, Tehran Has No More Pomegranates, offers a portrait of Tehran in Iran as it was and as it continues to change, a view nearly unseen in the west. Massoud Bakhshi, the film’s director, uses archival footage, an original visual approach and a lively soundtrack to take the viewer through 150 years of Tehran’s history. Dr. Pardis Minuchehr, Middle East Studies Professor at George Washington University, will introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards. All programs are free with Museum admission donation. For more information, please visit http://www.penn.museum/culturefilms

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