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

By Tech Change on January 11, 2017

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 around the world are struggling to:

  • Provide access to affordable healthcare for all
  • Treat infectious diseases such as Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
  • Address crippling maternal and child mortality rates in low-income countries
  • Manage non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, and Diabetes
  • Tackle infrastructure and supply chain challenges in remote settings
  • Train frontline health workers to provide care to vulnerable populations

Mobile phones are increasingly central to solutions responding to these challenges – are you ready to leverage mHealth innovations in your programs? TechChange is excited to announce its first online certificate course of 2017: Mobile Phones for Public Health.

Use code ICTWorks to get a $50 discount on any TechChange course!

The four-week Mobile Phones for Public Health course kicks off on February 6th and will feature leading guest experts, case studies, interactive software demos on the latest mHealth topics and developments. We’ve also been working on a new studio set-up to make live recordings all the more engaging!

Register now to dig deep into case studies like these, which start with mobile phones and expand to drones and 3-D printing:

  • Nexleaf Cold Trace: ColdTrace, developed by Nexleaf Analytics, is a low-cost remote temperature monitoring system that uses cell phones to continuously record the temperature inside of vaccine refrigerators, and sends customizable SMS alerts to personnel when the temperature moves outside acceptable limits, or when the power goes out.
  • Premise: Human-directed and machine-refined, Premise indexes and analyzes millions of observations captured daily by a global network of mobile app-enabled contributors, unearthing connections that impact global decisions.
  • Khushi Baby: Khushi baby motivates and monitors the health care of mothers and children at the last mile via an inexpensive digital necklace that makes medical history wearable.
  • Zipline: Zipline drones are small robot airplane designed for a high level of safety, using many of the same approaches as commercial airliners, to carry vaccines, medicine, or blood to remote communities.
  • Field Ready: Field Ready specializes in making, manufacturing, fabrication and repairing useful things in difficult humanitarian relief environments.

Have an mHealth innovation that you think we should feature? What else are you excited for 2017? Want to share best practices or lessons learned from a recent project – send us a note at [email protected]

Other courses coming up in February include Mapping for Social Good and Technology for Monitoring & Evaluation.

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TechChange provides online professional development in technology and social change for implementers in public health, emergency response, and monitoring and evaluation. TechChange connects them with relevant content, experts, and certification using their facilitated learning platform.
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