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25 April

  • Posted By: U-Report Team

YOU'RE PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE NOT TESTED YET!

Innovative demand creation for HIV testing and counseling using mobile phone SMS among young people in Lusaka and Chongwe districts through “Zambia U-Report”

 

Apparently, trying to convince a young person in Zambia to voluntarily go and get tested for HIV can sometimes be a mathematical and/or scientific endeavour. That is why when we received a request to conduct an SMS campaign to try and influence young people in Lusaka and Chongwe to do just that in June of 2013, we figured it would be a nice challenge and it would be interesting to see the results.

HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) is ultimately the entry to HIV prevention,...

1 February

  • Posted By: U-Report Team

REVOLUTIONIZING HIV RESPONSE AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN ZAMBIA THROUGH THE USE OF MOBILE PHONES

It is 11pm on November 30, 2012. I sit in my office chair and longingly look at my ticket to a live performance by an international artist. The show started at 8pm and ends in half an hour. I put the ticket back into my purse and pick up my phone to call technicians from the mobile phone companies as none of the networks have configured the line to be used for the Zambia U-Report SMS platform. The launch is tomorrow at 10am during the World AIDS Day celebrations and people will surely turn up and want to register. What will happen?

With over 24,000 young Zambians registered as U-Reporters, I look back now...