This 2017 report provides an update and an extension of the assessment published in 2014. It reviews the criteria and “traffic light” indicators selected for the previous assessment, updates the 2014 assessments of particular healthcare information “apps” in the light of developments since then, and includes assessments of the potential of some additional apps, particularly some that have appeared since 2014. It also outlines the emerging picture on “downstream” issues of user engagement with and impact of these applications.
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to view a webinar entitled “The Uganda eIDSR System”. During this webinar, colleagues from Uganda share how they have built an information system with their own resources, utilizing a multi-sector approach. They share how they have engaged with different arms of the government and other local partners to build a system that is now attracting interest from external funders.
VaxTrac's study of the effectiveness of strategies and methods for providing immunization reminders to parents and guardians of children in Benin. The objective of the study was to understand how vaccination reminders are currently used and how they may be used to remind guardians, health agents or relais of upcoming or missed vaccination sessions. Appointment reminders can be a simple and inexpensive way to provide information to parents that increases schedule adherence, immunization coverage, and the number of fully immunized children.
The BID Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Economies of Scale, Integration & Interoperability in Digital Health”.
This webinar discussed World Vision’s experiences in different countries and contexts, and the successes and challenges encountered (notably in engagements with governments) as they have worked in the field of digital health.
Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. But greater digital adoption will not be enough. To get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the “analog complements”—by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable.
The Better Immunization Data Learning Network (BLN) recently held a webinar entitled “Sharing and Reusing Health Training Content: An Introduction to ORB”. mPowering’s ORB platform recently launched to help promote the sharing and re-use of openly licensed health worker training content.
The mHealth Compendiums contain case studies submitted by programs implemented primarily in Africa. They document a range of mHealth applications and include a program description, available results, lessons learned and project contacts. The compendiums serve as a comprehensive resource for implementers and donors to access information on innovative programs as well as references to other mHealth resources and tools.
A series of 10 reports for Sub-Saharan Africa. Each report turns a spotlight on the in-country mobile landscape and health burden, in terms of nutrition and maternal and child health, and then assesses the potential for mNutrition services to contribute to public health needs.
The Tanzania mHealth Country Feasibility Report is the fourth in a series of 10 reports for Sub-Saharan Africa (Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Each report turns a spotlight on the in-country mobile landscape and health burden, in terms of nutrition and maternal and child health, and then assesses the potential for mHealth services to contribute to public health needs. This series of reports is central to the aims of the GSMA Mobile for Development mHealth programme - to promote replication and the integration of mobile into health.
The Ghana mHealth Country Feasibility Report is from a series of 10 reports for Sub-Saharan Africa (Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Each report examines the in-country mobile landscape along with the health burden, in terms of nutrition and maternal and child health, and assesses the potential for mHealth services to contribute to public health needs.