Children for Health and their partner, Every1Mobile, have created a mobisite – a mobile website platform that has been specifically designed for users such as teachers and health workers in resource poor settings who access information and join online communities using low data usage, low end mobile devices.
In today’s increasingly inter-connected world, mobiles phones and other technology are being used even in the most remote and impoverished parts of the world. Children for Health develops digital content targeted at children in these communities to deliver fun, compelling and relevant health information, that helps them learn and share life-saving messages amongst their families, friends and communities.
Examples of our work include:
With the help of a grant from ARM and United Methodist Communications, we have created a mobile website designed to reach practitioners working with children in Sierra Leone as they work to recover from the Ebola crisis.
It is called Safe, Strong and Smiling!
This is beginning to take root in Freetown with teachers working to establish school health clubs accessing the content. It has been a fascinating process to distil health education content for a mobile platform. We will be writing up our case study in November 2015.