mHealth Field Guide for Newborn Health

Source
Core Group
Date of Publication
2014

This guide that explains how mHealth serves newborn health through referral and tracking of mothers and infants, decision support for CHWs, CHW supervision, scheduling and tracking postpartum and postnatal visits, and teaching and counseling for mothers and families.  Mobile health, or “mHealth”, addresses the use of mobile and wireless technologies for providing health services and information. Newborn health can be supported by mHealth through referral and tracking of mothers and infants, decision support for CHW, CHW supervision, scheduling and tracking postpartum and postnatal visits, and teaching and counseling for mothers and families, among other uses.

This guide includes case studies from Afghanistan, India, Malawi and Indonesia which are framed by a review of implementation issues and external resources for guidance.

 In particular, guidance is provided as to how mHealth can be used for newborn heatlh:

  • Referral and Tracking
  • Decision Support for CHW
  • CHW Supervision
  • Scheduling and Tracking Follow Up Visits
  • Teaching and Counseling

 

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