CINCH: Cell Phone Technologies to Increase Nigerian Community Health (UC Santa Cruz)

Team Members: Evelyn Castle, Jenny Scafidi, Adam Thompson and Paul Lubeck

School: UC Santa Cruz

This project aims to determine suitable mobile technologies that will improve the health care system in Nigeria. Cell phone technologies are the most efficient way to get information to the majority of citizens in cities and in rural areas. Most of Nigeria does not have access to a constant electricity source. Mobile phones are much more versatile than computers or the Internet because they do not require electricity to run. Data can be collected and disseminated regardless of what the situation is regarding electricity. Mobile technologies are also a means to collect health information and surveys in a more organized manor.