Open Data

Aether and Gather - Open Source Release

By Dave Henry & Benedetta Ludovisi

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Today is a very special day for eHA and the Aether and Gather development teams. Today these two projects are finally being released as open source software!

Aether, the software development platform for data exchange, curation and publication, is available to anyone to be evaluated and used to jump-start the creation of data-driven ehealth solutions.

Gather, the Aether-based solution for large scale data collection is also available, providing an end-to-end pipeline for streaming Open Data Kit survey responses to the CKAN Open Data Portal and other applications.

Read more about the reasons we created these two projects in our interview with the Aether team, and get more information on the Aether and Gather microsites.

If you are eager to get your hands on the software, you can try it yourself by following the step-by-step Gather “getting started” guide.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on our forums, and to seeing the amazing things that you do!!

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Good Data Saves Lives: The eHA Meetup in Berlin

By Jennifer Bencivenga and Emerald Awa- Agwu

Last Thursday, eHealth Africa’s Germany-based office opened its doors to host “Good Data Saves Lives.” The meetup was part of a series of events hosted at our space in Berlin designed to bring together communities and individuals interested in global health and technology. Attendees from across the public and private sectors, including academic, global health, technology and international development networks, gathered to discuss the strategic use of data to improve health outcomes.

Speakers and audience members discussed a wide variety of topics related to data and health, including transformations in the both the doctor and patient approach to healthcare, data security, and environment-specific impacts.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to the speakers and audience members whose participation and collaboration were essential for the success of the event. Click through the slideshow to see how the meetup went!