Articles

  • Mobile phones deliver healthcare in Mwingi

    MWINGI, Kenya, Mar 26 – As baby Miriam Kasyoka Mbiti plays at the Kakululo dispensary field, she is unaware of the myriad problems that her mother underwent to bring her into this world.  Miriam who has a contagious smile and laughter is one of the many babies that are lucky to be alive, thanks to […]
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  • People + technology as a best investment

    Gib Bulloch, founder and global managing director of Accenture Development Partnerships, is all about putting money into ideas that work. In an interview with PSI Impact, he regrets how community health workers, often the backbone of local health systems in developing countries, are often ignored by the international aid community, as well as low-level technology that has […]
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  • Bridging the gap: empowering community Health workers using mobile technology

    A word can carry a connotative or denotative meaning. For starters, denotation refers to the literal meaning of a word, the “dictionary definition.” Connotation, on the other hand, refers to the associations that are connected to a certain word or the emotional suggestions related to that word. For example, to many people, you and I […]
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  • AMREF and Mezzanine HELP with remote training of Community Health Volunteers

    Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in Kenya, who only have access to basic mobile phones, can now receive their training via SMS, USSD and IVR. The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), an NGO based in Kenya who focuses on the promotion of health development in Africa, worked with Mezzanine to design the Health Enablement and […]
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  • Accenture Grants African Medical and Research Foundation US$ 1.4 Million, Teams with Vodafone to Develop Mobile Training for Community Health Workers

    Accenture today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) a grant of $US1.4 million to help AMREF develop a pilot mobile health training program for community health workers in Kenya.
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  • Trip Allport and Samara Hammond: A Vision for Mobile Phone Based Health Education in Africa at Scale

    The critical importance of community healthcare workers (CHWs) in Africa, where there are not enough doctors per person, cannot be overstated. They are the unsung heroes of African healthcare and there is a growing belief that they hold the key to dramatically improving mortality rates. Indeed it’s estimated that nearly 200,000 more CHWs are needed […]
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“What melts my heart about the HELP project is the way mobile devices allow health workers to access information without the limitations of cost as it is absolutely free and the health worker can also learn in his/ her own time and pace.”
Lourdes Walusala, KBC & Maternal Health Blogger

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