Practical Insights on mHealth

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...
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,...
3 Recommendations to Scale Digital Health Interventions by Institutionalizing Them in Service Delivery Systems

3 Recommendations to Scale Digital Health Interventions by Institutionalizing Them in Service Delivery Systems

Published on: Aug 10 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The digital health community is on a journey to deliver health impact. We have achieved considerable success in the past decade, demonstrating that information...
Why Do Evaluations of eHealth Programs Fail?

Why Do Evaluations of eHealth Programs Fail?

Published on: Dec 09 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Much has been written about why electronic health (eHealth) initiatives fail. Less attention has been paid to why evaluations of such initiatives fail to deliver...
Are Smartphones Making SMS Projects Obsolete?

Are Smartphones Making SMS Projects Obsolete?

Published on: Sep 21 2015 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Are SMS projects still relevant? Are toll-free phone numbers still needed? As more and more people in developing countries have access to cheap smartphones and...
5 mHealth Innovations Using Mobile Phone Extensions and Wearables

5 mHealth Innovations Using Mobile Phone Extensions and Wearables

Published on: Jul 31 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When we interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, at the 2013 mHealth Summit, he said that mobile phones are the “Aladdin’s lamp for healthcare”,...
How You Can Reach 300,000 Tanzanians with Proven Family Planning Information

How You Can Reach 300,000 Tanzanians with Proven Family Planning Information

Published on: Mar 27 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How You Can Reach 300,000 Tanzanians with Proven Family Planning Information
Would you want to improve family planning knowledge and effect behavior change with 300,000+ people in Tanzania, using a proven technology approach that was developed...
7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response

7 Key Insights in Using ICT to Improve Ebola Response

Published on: Oct 31 2014 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Yesterday, we had the 85th Technology Salon in Washington, DC, this one focused on How Can ICTs Improve Our Ebola Response? Be sure to sign up to get invited to...
4 Ways to Properly Include Women in Your mHealth Initiative

4 Ways to Properly Include Women in Your mHealth Initiative

Published on: Sep 01 2014 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways to Properly Include Women in Your mHealth Initiative
Social norms and stigmas often lead to men owning mobile phones more often than women in many parts of the developing world. Sometimes when a woman does happen to...
Submit Your Presentation Idea for the Global mHealth Forum by this Friday

Submit Your Presentation Idea for the Global mHealth Forum by this Friday

Published on: Jun 23 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Submit Your Presentation Idea for the Global mHealth Forum by this Friday
Are you a mHealth practitioner? Do you want to showcase your innovations in mobiles and global health? Then submit your presentation ideas for the Global mHealth...