mHealth Compendium, Volume Three
Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. The mobile phone has become ubiquitous in Africa, making mHealth an important tool with which to impact the health of Africans. When applied correctly, mHealth can make real contributions to improved health outcomes.
This third volume of the mHealth compendium contains 24 profiles documenting a range of mHealth applications being implemented mainly throughout Africa, but also in other regions. A number of mHealth interventions featured in this compendium seek to contribute to USAID’s two overarching objectives of eliminating preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and achieving an AIDS-free generation.