Mobile Technology for Community Health

To improve quality of service provision and data accuracy and timeliness, USAID Mikolo is introducing mobile technology to replace paper-based tools used by community health volunteers (CHVs).Working alongside the Ministry of Public Health and other partners, the project has developed a smartphone application that CHVs will use to manage their health services and record-keeping and disseminate information.

The mobile health (mHealth) application can also send messages to CHVs with reminders about key health information, upcoming health campaigns, or events.

The initiative is designed to contribute to Madagascar’s 2016–2019 National Strategy for Cyber-health, which aims to improve health service delivery to clients and improve the quality of and access to data.