Practical Insights on mHealth

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...
4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

4 Lessons Learned Implementing the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Programs

Published on: Oct 15 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach uses age- and stage-based messaging directed toward pregnant women, new mothers and families to foster behavior...
10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success

Published on: Oct 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 10 User-Centered Design Principles for mHealth Program Success
Mobile health services delivered over voice (IVR, helplines), text channels (SMS and USSD) and, increasingly, rich media (online content and apps), provide much-needed...
10 Lessons Learned from Deploying a Malnutrition mHealth Solution in 5 Countries

10 Lessons Learned from Deploying a Malnutrition mHealth Solution in 5 Countries

Published on: May 07 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 10 Lessons Learned from Deploying a Malnutrition mHealth Solution in 5 Countries
Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) is a proven high-impact and cost-effective approach in the treatment of acute malnutrition in developing...
Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Creating Killer Content for ICT4D Project Success – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Feb 03 2018 by Steve Vosloo - 2 Comments
Creating killer content is critical to ICT4D success. One of the major barriers to digital uptake is a lack of incentives to go online because of a lack of relevant...
The Digital Development Glossary: Your Key to ICT4D Buzzwords

The Digital Development Glossary: Your Key to ICT4D Buzzwords

Published on: Mar 02 2017 by Matt Haikin - 6 Comments
Have you wondered what the latest jargon in technology and development means? Or if you are using it correctly in your next proposal or donor report? Well here...
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...
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...