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[liberationtech] Techies to use talent to stop the spread of Ebola virus in Africa

Heather Leson heatherleson at
Sat Sep 20 07:48:29 PDT 2014

Hi Kambale and fellow LibTech folks,

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been mapping since March 2014.
Details can be found here:

I'll ask the Activation team if they can join.


Heather Leson
heatherleson at
Twitter: HeatherLeson

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Kambale Musavuli <
kambale at> wrote:

> Hello all.
> My name is Kambale Musavuli. I am currently working with African techies
> in the communities affected by the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
> We are looking for African and global techies to land their know-how to
> help in the fight against the deadly virus. We believe bringing technology
> solutions into regions affected by the Ebola virus will help in empowering
> local communities in Africa with tools and information and coordinate with
> other techies in the region or working on the issue so that we don't
> duplicate the work.
> We also want to map out what tech tools exist that can be used in Africa
> to do some of the following:
> · Real-time Information - GIS mapping of incidences;
> · mobile-data-collection/mobile-service-delivery;
> · health information management systems;
> · high powered website/s to collect high volume of donations and  steadily
> changing information.
> We host teleconference every TUESDAY at 11am UCT time (7am EDT) to bring
> everyone together and begin to map out current tech responses in order to
> more effectively identify gaps where we might help.  We have a google group
> to help techies stay connected, share information, strategies, and lessons
> learned.
> If you or any techies whom you think we should reach out to in the region
> would like to join this effort, please don't hesitate to let me know
> directly and I can share more information about what African techies are
> doing and the current needs to save lives on the African continent.
> With best regards,
> Kambale
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