Hotlines and information services

Humanitarian health computing using artificial intelligence and social media: A narrative literature review

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2018
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 130 million people are in constant need of humanitarian assistance due to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and conflicts, among other factors.

mHealth information for migrants: an e-health intervention for internal migrants in Vietnam.

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May 16, 2016

BACKGROUND: Socio-economic development in Vietnam has resulted in increased internal migration particularly among young women seeking employment opportunities in cities.

Taking knowledge for health the extra mile: participatory evaluation of a mobile phone intervention for community health workers in Malawi.

Publication Date: 
Oct 03, 2014

In Malawi, where the majority of the population resides in rural areas, community health workers (CHWs) are the first, and often only, providers of health services. An assessment of health information needs, however, found that these frontline workers often lacked essential health information.

A Text Message Delivered Smoking Cessation Intervention: The Initial Trial of TXT-2-Quit: Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Aug 07, 2014

BACKGROUND: Mobile technology offers the potential to deliver health-related interventions to individuals who would not otherwise present for in-person treatment.

A pilot study on mobile phones as a means to access maternal health education in eastern rural Uganda.

Publication Date: 
Jan 08, 2015

Maternal mortality in Uganda has remained relatively high since 2006. We studied access to mobile phones and people's interest in receiving audio-based maternal health lessons delivered via a toll-free telephone line.

MAMA “APONJON” Formative Research Report

Despite marked progress towards the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), further innovation is needed to meet the maternal and child health targets in resource-limited settings. In May 2011, the United States Agency for International Development and Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation, the mHealth Alliance, and BabyCenter LLC launched a global public-private initiative known as Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA).
Rajan R, Raihan A, Alam M, Agarwal S, Ahsan A, Bashir R, Lefevre A, Kennedy C, and Labrique AB
December, 2013