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How to Help Community-Based mHealth Programs Collect High-Quality Data

How to Help Community-Based mHealth Programs Collect High-Quality Data

Published on: Feb 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Help Community-Based mHealth Programs Collect High-Quality Data
As health programs are relying more on decentralized models of care, mHealth has made it easier to collect, manage and store community-level health data. This data...
The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

Published on: Jan 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Meet Kou, a health worker in rural Nimba County, Liberia. During the Ebola crisis, Kou took action to combat the disease, going door-to-door in her community to...
How We Fought Ebola with Information

How We Fought Ebola with Information

Published on: Jan 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In December 2013, a little-known viral hemorrhagic fever in West Africa was detected in a forest region of Guinea. It was soon confirmed to be Ebola Virus Disease,...
Register Now to Learn How to Use Mobile Phones for Public Health

Register Now to Learn How to Use Mobile Phones for Public Health

Published on: Jan 11 2017 by Tech Change - Comments Off on Register Now to Learn How to Use Mobile Phones for Public Health
In 2016, the number of global mobile subscriptions reached 8.5 billion — more than the number of people on this earth – yet at the same time, health systems...
4 Reasons for Large Scale SMS Text Surveys in Developing Countries

4 Reasons for Large Scale SMS Text Surveys in Developing Countries

Published on: Jan 09 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Reasons for Large Scale SMS Text Surveys in Developing Countries
We know that SMS is a cheap, convenient, easy to adapt and automate, and non-intrusive way to collect data. But compared to face to face or phone interviews, text...
9 Considerations for Seamless Mobile MERL Solutions

9 Considerations for Seamless Mobile MERL Solutions

Published on: Jan 02 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
With mHealth a fast growing component of health delivery systems, many organisations are developing mobile and digital solutions to tackle health problems around...
Getting Better, Faster Feedback with Mixed Methods in mHealth

Getting Better, Faster Feedback with Mixed Methods in mHealth

Published on: Dec 14 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Getting Better, Faster Feedback with Mixed Methods in mHealth
There are several projects that use mobile multimedia for health education in hard-to-reach rural settings, where video, being non-textual, enables the educational...
Pop Quiz: What Is the Difference Between mHealth, mEducation, and mAgriculture?

Pop Quiz: What Is the Difference Between mHealth, mEducation, and mAgriculture?

Published on: Nov 10 2016 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
I do hate sectoritis – the innate desire of development actors to isolate into health, education, agriculture, civil society, and all the other sector silos...
Open Deliver: A Process for Managing Educational Digital Content

Open Deliver: A Process for Managing Educational Digital Content

Published on: Nov 02 2016 by Guest Writer - 12 Comments
  At its most fundamental level, the role of mobile technology within health systems should be to improve access to and sharing of valid health information....
A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes

Published on: Oct 05 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators to Improve mHealth Outcomes
The field of mobile health (mHealth) is experiencing a real need for guidance on public–private partnerships among players as diverse as the mobile industry,...