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Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:09

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) Bangladesh The JiVitA project of JHU is a Maternal and Child Health research initiative targeted towards identifying effective and low-cost nutrition interventions to improve health and survival of mothers, infants and children. Currently the project requires a mobile solution that will assist the fieldworkers and JiVitA personnel to automatically generate weekly visit schedules. The fieldworkers include Field Interviewer (FI), Team Leader (TL), Area Coordinator (AC), Nutrition Counselor (NC) and Quality Controller (QC). Project Management Personnel of JiVitA also expects to track and monitor the progress of fieldworkers through this solution (e.g. view today’s completed visits versus incomplete visits). Each interaction with a study participant follows a detailed set of ‘logic’ scheduling rules, which are based on events (e.g. birth, missed menses, pregnancy outcome) to schedule visits o...

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:08

Building Resources Across Communities (BRAC) Bangladesh BRAC, in collaboration with mPower, has set up an Emergency Management System (EMS) to act as a Help Center for pregnant women and mothers. Call center agents are available 24 hours to receive calls from households and direct their calls to relevant service centers or emergency services. This enables systematic tracking of emergencies created and accountability of response to crisis.

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:06

Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR) Bangladesh Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR) is the largest urban poverty reduction initiative in Bangladesh, and one of the largest in the world.  Its goal is “To reduce urban poverty in Bangladesh” and its purpose is “To improve the livelihoods and living conditions of three million urban poor and extremely poor people, especially women and girls”. US$120 million are being provided for this purpose, on a cost sharing basis, by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UNDP. The implementing partners are the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) under the Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, UNDP, UN-Habitat and respective Municipalities and City Corporations. UPPR project and mPower Social jointly introduced a pilot project to test the feasibility of collecting data through mobile phones by progra...

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 11:05

SEWA Rural India mPower is working to build mHealth tools that will assist the CHWs of SEWA Rural in their maternal and child health care services as well as enable SEWA Rural to conduct community health surveillance in Jhagadia block of the State of Gujarat. The goal of the project is to establish an evidence based mHealth model that will improve maternal and child health indicators.

Started by Francesca Valè on 2012-12-13 at 10:57

Can information delivered over a mobile phone improve someone’s health? Can it improve the quality of care received in a rural clinic? The Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) initiative in Ghana is a partnership between Ghana Health Service, Grameen Foundation and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the project aims to determine how to use mobile phones to increase the quantity and quality of prenatal and neonatal care in rural Ghana, with a goal of improving health outcomes for mothers and their newborns. The MOTECH system was launched in July 2010 in the Upper East Region; a replication in Awutu Senya district in Central Region will happen in April 2011. Further opportunities for scale across Ghana will be assessed in the second half of 2011. If successful, it is intended that MOTECH will be launched nationally in Ghana, and that this will become a showcase for replications ...