I’ve posted a recent remix that I created of a song by Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, in Senegal and much of Africa, “perhaps the most famous singer alive.”
Artists and musicians including Nas, Estelle, Peter Buck of REM, Q-Burn and myself have joined Youssou N’Dour to release a series of open source remixes in support of Intrahealth OPEN – a new initiative that will change the way people think about health, technology and the developing world.
With growing connectivity and mobile phone use increasing at twice the global rate, Africa can take advantage of cutting edge technologies in eHealth. Open source technology is ideally suited for such environments being inexpensive, flexible and collaborative.
Intrahealth has worked to improve health in over 50 countries over the past 30 years. The nonprofit company’s primary mission is to create sustainable, accessible health care by mobilizing local resources.
You can help put the latest advances in open source technology into the hands of Africans. Visit here to download the other remixes and make a donation.