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Mobile health (mHealth) is the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives. The rapid growth in access to mobile phones and networks has opened opportunities for health programs and systems to harness these technologies to positively impact the health of Africans.
The African Strategies for Health (ASH) project has produced six volumes of the mHealth Compendium containing 167 profiles of mobile health (mHealth) programs. The volumes document key mHealth resources, and describe featured programs and their results, lessons learned, and implementation challenges. The infographic summarizes program characteristics including locations, health areas addressed, and target end users across the series. For additional details, please see the mHealth Compendium series and database.
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.
The first edition of the mHealth Compendium, published in November 2012, contains 35 case studies which document a range of mHealth applications. Developed to assist USAID missions access relevant mHealth information, this compendium offers project descriptions, publication references, and contact information for making further inquiries. Each two-page profile includes: an introduction to the health area or problem; a description of the mHealth intervention highlighted; a description of any important results or evaluation findings; lessons learned; and conclusion.
Mobile and wireless technologies assist health projects in accurately assessing the needs of a target population, collecting and disseminating relevant information, and delivering cost effective health services. This fourth volume of the mHealth compendium, published in October 2014, is a collection of 31 case studies. Several feature mHealth tools that have great potential for contributing to strengthening health systems and supporting the response to disease outbreaks, such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. It can be a powerful tool for impacting the health of Africans. More than 150 programs have been featured in the six volumes of the mHealth Compendium, developed by the African Strategies for Health project. Search the profiles to learn about the interventions, how they address specific health areas or problems, important results or evaluation findings, and contact information for their implementers and donors.
Mobile health (mHealth) is the provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. Within Africa the mobile phone has become ubiquitous, making mHealth applications an important tool with which to impact the health of Africans. When applied correctly, mHealth can make real contributions to improved health outcomes.
The mHealth Compendium series, developed by the African Strategies for Health project, has expanded the body of knowledge and increased access to the most current information on mobile technology solutions for health. Each volume links users to key tools and resources, and serves as a significant resource for mHealth information available in French and Portuguese. The sixth and final edition, mHealth Compendium Special Edition 2016: Reaching Scale, features in-depth profiles of ten programs that have grown in scale over time.
To ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, a range of systems and service delivery interventions, identified as high impact practices (HIPs), help family planning programs focus their efforts and maximize resources to achieve broadest reach and greatest impact. The growing ubiquity of mobile technology offers numerous opportunities to support and augment the successful implementation of HIPs. This brief presents themes and lessons learned from across the five volumes of the mHealth Compendium from programs which addressed family planning.
It’s nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t own or have access to a mobile phone these days. According to International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2014 estimates, there are nearly seven billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, five billion of which are in low- and middle-income countries. With mobile technologies accessible to 95.5 percent of the world population, a new platform for promoting and delivering health services has emerged.