Benefits of Mobile Data Collectionin Maternal & Child Healthcare
Featured CommCare-Based Maternal &Child Healthcare Programs
USAID - mHMtaani
Community health workers monitor and track the health of pregnant mothers, orphans, and vulnerable children in Kenya.
Under the APHIAplus project in Kenya, Pathfinder, with the support of USAID, has worked with Dimagi to monitor and track the health of pregnant mothers, orphans, and vulnerable children. Using CommCare, CHWs are better able to monitor maternal and newborn health indicators, keep women informed of their expected delivery date and signs of complications, and help women prepare for delivery. As of spring 2014, over 260 CHWs trained through mHMtaani were using CommCare. The application also contributed to an increased number of facility-based deliveries as a result of due date reminders.
Pathfinder - mSante mHealth
The Haitian Ministry has trained more than three hundred community health workers to treat and refer women and newborns to health facilities.
Pathfinder International, in collaboration with Dimagi, USAID, and the Haitian Ministry, has trained more than 300 CHWs under the mSante mHealth Project. This mobile application focuses on case management, health service delivery, referrals for tracking patients between home and the health facility, and features modules focused on interventions targeted at family planning and maternal and child health. Pathfinder and partners are currently working toward scaling this project to the national level.
“We are ready to design
applications that are everything
from simple and straightforward to
those with challenging and unique
designs and use cases.”
- Ted Barlow, President
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control the experience of our fieldbased
data collectors, which
drastically reduced human error.”
- Bhawna Mangla, Senior Research Associate
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and spread the message about our
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