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Project lead: Owen Herterich
Project advisor: Claudia Bernett
Client: HPCA (Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa)

Created for HPCA in South Africa in partnership with Open Society Foundations, this mobile medical training platform is SMS-based and designed to support palliative care training in the traditional healer community. A system of shortcodes were developed to allow for SMS requests for reminders or new information regarding techniques and practices. The codes are printed and distributed via pamphlets and posters.

The platform was field-tested with healers in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in June of 2013 and is currently being developed for additional testing and development.