Tablets, mobile phones, radio, Facebook, SMS and other information and communication technologies (ICT) have revolutionized the delivery of health information and services in developing countries.
With more than six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, mHealth initiatives, for example, offer enormous potential for new, participatory ways to relay resources to front-line health workers and reach wider, more remote audiences.
CCP’s leadership in the ICT field is evident in communities and regions around the world, whether in the sphere of social and behavior change communication, knowledge management or research and evaluation.
In Tanzania, thousands have received safe motherhood messages from the Wazazi Nipendeni SMS information service developed by CCP. The Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative provides 600 health workers with mobile toolkits containing eLearning courses and health information to carry into the field. In Botswana, the Research to Prevention project uses Android phones to collect data from patrons on alcohol consumption. As ICT costs decline and innovations increase, CCP’s will continue to pave the way in the use of mobile and wireless technology to improve health outcomes worldwide.
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