Case Studies

RTI works with local counterparts and capacity around the world to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to achieve development results. These projects include applications in health, education, governance, water, and the environment. The following project highlights are specific examples of how we have helped countries to use these tools.

Using interactive SMS to send questions to training participants and gather information needed for payments via M-PESA.
Tangerine® enables electronic data collection for large early reading and math diagnostic assessments using the latest handheld tablets.
In Indonesia the Sistem Informasi Jejaring Rujukan Maternal & Neonatal (SIJARIEMAS) application connects more than 13,000 health providers and 700 health facilities to provide an efficient and thorough referral process.
 In Zimbabwe, RTI is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) to improve disease surveillance using mobile phones.
Olutindo is a short message service (SMS)-based service request system that provides citizens and local government (LG) officials with a tool to submit, track, and respond to citizen requests. 
The Wireless Access for Health (WAH) partnership in the Philippines has successfully introduced and scaled up the use of electronic health records in rural health units.
Coconut Surveillance makes it possible to quickly follow up reported cases of malaria and to analyze transmission patterns and trends.
Malaria Early Epidemic Detection System (MEEDS) is used by facilities to report new malaria cases via simple cell phones to detect epidemic outbreaks.
Drugs for fighting neglected tropical diseases are now at the fingertips of clinic staff in Uganda with a new text-messaging system being piloted by RTI with funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Seguridad Inal√°mbrica (Wireless Security) makes vital crime data more accessible to law enforcement officials and the municipal government in Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
As part of the WJEI project in South Africa, RTI is working with the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) unit of the National Prosecuting Authority to build a case management system.
Zcore-IRS (Indoor Residual Spraying Application) assists projects in the collection and aggregation of data from remote malaria spraying sites.