Creating Mobile Health Solutions For Behaviour Change

As many of you know, Clare Hanbury set-up Children for Health in recognition of the huge potential to get health information to children and their families using the mobile phone. We are slowly getting there and the Internet in A Box South Asia project that launched recently feels like a huge step forward for us! 

Read more about this project!

Also brought to our attention is this very interesting report from the GSMA – see the pre-amble and the link to the report below.

For the last four years, the GSMA mHealth programme, under the mNutrition Initiative funded by UK aid, has been working with mobile operators and other mobile and health sector stakeholders to support the launch and scale of mobile health services. As of December 2017, these services have cumulatively delivered lifesaving maternal and newborn child health and nutrition content to over 1.59 million women and their families across eight sub-Saharan African countries:

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Mozambique
  • Uganda and
  • Kenya

This report presents key findings on the implementation of the mNutrition Initiative as well as mHealth service design and nutrition behaviour change outcomes.