The UnaMesa Association is a non-profit collective of individuals from industry, academia, NGOs, and social enterprises that create technology platforms, mobile apps, and web services to support innovation in education, health care, and social services especially in low resource communities. We believe that every student, educator, patient, and caregiver should have access to the information they need when and where they need it.

Highlighted project: Community Based Learning

Stanford's Gap for Good project connects academic knowledge to real world problems by putting students into the field working with low resource communities to design and implement effective solutions to critical problems such as clean water, sanitation, vaccine transport, and other challenges to health and economic well being.

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Highlighted project: open source Health Guides

Building upon the 30 year history of "Where There is No Doctor", the Hesperian Foundation is creating a set of open copyright digital Health Guides where individuals and community health workers can get practical, reliable information about how to care for themselves and their families in a format that they can understand and use. UnaMesa served as the technical advisor for this effort.

Highlighted Social Enterprise: Connecting families through Apps

Using Kindoma's iPad app grandparents can read and share favorite stories with young children whether they live across town or across the world. Instead of replacing family time with screen time, Kindoma's approach uses mobile technology to enhance and strengthen family connections with practices such as dialogic reading that have been shown to have a strong, positive impact on social, emotional, and cognitive learning.

Health Guides

March 2013

The Safe Pregnancy and Birth app, a winner in the Ashoka Changemakers She Will Innovate competition, is now available in Spanish. A comprehensive, open source app on pregnancy and birth developed specifically for low-resource settings and available for both iOS and Android devices.


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