Uganda community health worker Rabecca uses the mHealth app on her mobile phone to monitor 3-month-old Christine's progress with her mother, Proscovia. The app provides key health and nutrition messages, and it can assess and refer life-threatening cases to a nearby clinic.
Community health workers like Rabecca can use their cell phones to send and receive information on a particular patient, including progress reports, medical records, and reminders about appointments and treatments. They can access a wealth of medical information and connect to consulting physicians.
They also use their World Vision-issued phones to text questions after listening to informational radio broadcasts and for diagnosing illnesses through mHealth.
World Vision supports more than 220,000 community health workers and thousands of health-focused community groups — more than any other nongovernmental organization.
Photo ©2014 World Vision, Jon Warren
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