Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) Lessons Learned

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2018
This document highlights key operational lessons learned from four country programs—Bangladesh, South Africa, India and Nigeria—that implemented the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach.

Implementation of CycleTel Family Advice: an SMS-based service to provide family planning and fertility awareness information in India

Background: CycleTel Family Advice (CFA), an SMS-based service designed to improve knowledge of fertility and family planning (FP), was delivered to over 100,000 people in India from April to August 2015. The goal of CFA was to increase knowledge on a range of reproductive health topics, e.g., the menstrual cycle, fertility, and FP, and to increase positive perceptions and use of FP.
N Ashcroft, H Garg, VH Jennings
22 May 2017

Continuum of Care Services for Maternal and Child Health using mobile technology - a health system strengthening strategy in low and middle income countries.

Publication Date: 
Jul 08, 2016

BACKGROUND: Mobile phone technology is utilized for better delivery of health services worldwide. In low-and-middle income countries mobile phones are now ubiquitous. Thus leveraging mHealth applications in health sector is becoming popular rapidly in these countries.

Considering risk contexts in explaining the paradoxical HIV increase among female sex workers in Mumbai and Thane, India.

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Jan 29, 2016

BACKGROUND: The period 2006-2009 saw intensive scale-up of HIV prevention efforts and an increase in reported safer sex among brothel and street-based sex workers in Mumbai and Thane (Maharashtra, India). Yet during the same period, the prevalence of HIV increased in these groups.

Development and Open Pilot Trial of an HIV-Prevention Intervention Integrating Mobile-Phone Technology for Male Sex Workers in Chennai, India.

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Dec 30, 2015

In India men who have sex with men and engage in sex work (i.e., male sex workers; MSW) have a high risk of transmitting HIV. Globally, sex workers have become more spatially mobile due to advances in mobile-phone technology.

Potential for the use of mHealth in the management of cardiovascular disease in Kerala: a qualitative study.

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Nov 20, 2015

OBJECTIVES: To assess the potential for using mHealth in cardiovascular disease (CVD) management in Kerala by exploring: (1) experiences and challenges of current CVD management; (2) current mobile phone use; (3) expectations of and barriers to mobile phone use in CVD management.

mHealth: A Developing Country Perspective

This 9-page document, prepared for the Making the eHealth Connection: Global Partnerships, Local Solutions conference of 2008 in Bellagio, Italy, describes mHealth as one of the major challenges being faced by both medical practice and health care policies. It discusses and diagrams current mobile monitoring and diagnosis and discusses the potential evolution of further mobile access for mHealth applications. It includes case studies from South Africa, Indonesia, and India.
Saroj Mishra and Indra Pratap Singh
August 8, 2008

The Use of Information and Communication Technology in Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and Other Health Programs: A Review of Trends and Evidence

This technical paper focuses on how new technology – particularly mobile technologies – has the capacity to improve access to family planning and reproductive health information and services. It presents examples of information and communication technologies being used in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Malawi, India and Bangladesh, and looks at how digital platforms and mobile technology are being integrated into the overall health system strengthening approach.
Gerber W