Monthly Archives: February 2009

Google is tracking flu outbrakes in the U.S.

Check out this service from google: http://www.google.org/flutrends/

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Group 2: “Sharing tacit knowledge” — Paul’s responses

Hello all, firstly I want to say thanks for getting involved with our communications, advocacy and visibility efforts. It is really appreciated. Now, I will try answering some of your questions. * Who would be potential users for this type … Continue reading

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Group 2: “Sharing tacit knowledge”

Group members: Virva (the leader), Yen, Juulia, Ramyah and Kati The group is interested in the following theme: Human interface for sharing experiences and tacit knowledge among field workers. The interface enables field workers to tell their stories and share … Continue reading

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Red Cross campaign wiki, blogs, widgets and more

The American Red Cross is experimenting and using a number of new tools to reach out and communicate, their Disaster Relief campaign wiki is worth looking at, as is their blog and flickr group.  They even Twitter. We discussed widgets, … Continue reading

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Some updates to the blog

The blog issues discussed yesterday have been fixed. Commenting should work fine now. Comments can now be subscribed by RSS as well. Alternatively, there is an additional RSS feed that merges both entries and comments into one, allowing to follow … Continue reading

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Wolrd Health Day info

HAC sent the scripts to their two films (one PSA, one 4-7 minute film) as well as the slogan and branding they are using.. we should keep these in mind in our designs (thanks Virva for the summary).  I’ve put … Continue reading

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Safe Your Hospital – Tell a story

Here is the the outcome from Fridays (30.01) WHD meeting I  gathered the ideas that came up during Fridays the meeting. Please see the proposal about how using images & video for communicating /sharing experience:  Safe Your Hospital – Tell … Continue reading

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Memos from the group forming 3.2. Tue

In today’s class, we started with a recap of the outcome from the previous meeting regarding the field of interest of the course and its differentiation into three main directions: Building on the three fields of interest that were roughly … Continue reading

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Safe Hospital facts

Some facts and figures from the docs provided by HAC (for WHD): •    From July 2007 to July 2008, natural events caused 364 disasters that affected more than 212 million people and killed over 240,000 -13 times more the previous … Continue reading

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Videos on emergency response from other UN agencies

Hey- let’s shift the discussion on WHD to this blog, as per Teemu’s post. Here are a few links to UN videos from OCHA, UNHCR..   WFP has quite a nicely organized home page directing aid workers, journalists, general public … Continue reading

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