Report: The Impact of COVID-19 Across Africa

The spread of COVID-19 poses a challenge for emerging markets such as those in Africa and Latin America. While governments around the world are suffering from a shortage of ventilators, hospital [...]

Food Insecurity in South Sudan, A GeoPoll Study

South Sudan is the newest widely recognized country in the world, and is also one of the world’s poorest countries, with over 80% of the population living on under $1 a day. According to the [...]

What does it take to dominate the oral health care market in Kenya?

Colgate has, for a long time, defined the toothpaste category in Kenya. The Colgate- Palmolive Company owned brand is a dominant player in the Kenyan oral care- toothpaste market and currently [...]

GeoPoll Study on Lymphatic Filariasis Morbidity in Tanzania Published in Peer-Reviewed mHealth Journal

In 2015, GeoPoll partnered with RTI International to conduct a survey among nearly 500 mobile phone respondents to understand the prevalence of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Mtwara Municipality in [...]

In Their Own Words; A Survey of Miners on Health, Safety & Child Labor  in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

“Their place is at  school, not in the mines”, a woman who works in the gold mines in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) told us via SMS when we asked if she had [...]

Breast Cancer; the 21st Century scourge

October is the internationally acclaimed #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. As I sit down to write this piece, I receive a notification from a taxi hailing app offering a Ksh500 off to and from Nairobi [...]

Improving Ebola response through mobile data

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has brought together aid organizations, governments and private companies from all over the world, which are donating resources and expertise to fight the spread [...]

Insights on Ebola from Sierra Leone and Liberia

A global crisis such as Ebola requires fast, targeted action, and, as USAID’s Administrator Rajiv Shah said last week, “the success of the Ebola response is access to real-time [...]

Ebola’s Impact on Food Security: A GeoPoll-WFP Analysis

As the Ebola virus continues to dominate the news, it is important to think not only about the immediate consequences of Ebola in West Africa and how to stop its spread, but also the long-term [...]

Mobile Healthcare in the World

While at a restaurant last week, the guy sitting at the table next to me pulled out a razor flip-phone. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Aren’t those in museums now? Mobile technology has [...]

Mobile Money, Health, and Media in Africa

Last week we posted a blog providing a brief overview of surveys we have been running in Africa daily for the past 2 months. Those surveys covered Food Security and Energy in Africa. Now we are [...]

Simple Questions, Powerful Answers on Energy, Health & Media in Africa: Part 1

Next week, leaders from throughout Africa will descend on Washington, DC, for a first in the history of US-Africa relations: a White-House led US-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest event that the [...]

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