Tag: HIV/AIDS

Fast Car: game that teaches you about HIV/AIDS

Fast Car: game that teaches you about HIV/AIDS

The computer game “Fast Car: Travelling Safely around the World” aims to provide young people with accurate and reliable information about HIV prevention, intending to educate and entertain as well as promoting healthy behaviour.This game is a project by UNESCO and can be downloaded for FREE.

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Mobile Phones and HIV/AIDS

Mobile Phones and HIV/AIDS

The sooner we understand the opportunity we have in Africa and other developing countries to maxmise the use of mobile phones for social issues the sooner we can see a nation changed and transformed. Early September 2009 I joined Cell-Life and the National AIDS Helpline on a journey to see how we can use mobile …

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Celebrating World AIDS Day using Mobile Phones

Celebrating World AIDS Day using Mobile Phones

Today the world is celebrating World AIDS Day and at RLabs we are doing our part to ensure a difference in the lives of people impacted by HIV and AIDS. Some of the projects the RLabs team had involvement with includes: – Mobile Counselling with Cell Life and National AIDS Helpline – Mobile HIV/AIDS Information …

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300 Plus for National AIDS Helpline

300 Plus for National AIDS Helpline

The past week we saw an increase in number of subscribers to the National AIDS Helpline Mobile Chat service. The service, managed by Cell Life, currently have 360 subscribers and this week alone in 8 hours 148 conversations took place related to HIV/AIDS. With HIV/AIDS impacting millions of lives in Southern Africa being able to …

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Fast Track training with National AIDS Helpline

Fast Track training with National AIDS Helpline

Above some of the counsellors of the National AIDS Helpline busy with our innovative Fast Track Mobile Counselling training programme to support capacity development. This is a mentorship approach to allow counsellors to provide training to peers in order to increase capacity if needed. This is one way of dealing with the large numbers expected …

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National AIDS Helpline: Pilot training

National AIDS Helpline: Pilot training

After a long day of travelling in Johannesburg it is so exciting to be part of the rollout of the world’s first HIV/AIDS Mobile Instant Messaging counselling service by the National AIDS Helpline. This week it will be further training with the counsellors and training with the supervisors of National AIDS Helpline who will be …

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Support group celebrates success

Support group celebrates success

Today an article appeared in the Weekend Post by Yolande Stander “Support group celebrates success” featuring the work we’ve been doing over the past year using mobile technology to support people in need: “THE South African group who conceptualised using social media like MXit to address social problems affecting young people has celebrated one year …

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Mobile language preferences by users on MXit

Mobile language preferences by users on MXit

One of the projects that we are collaborating with is the Red MXit information service offering HIV info to users in different languages. This project is currently be managed by Cell-Life and the idea is to give access to information on the MXit platform. The user have to add the service on the MXit profile …

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