In recent years, mobile Health, or mHealth, has emerged as an important innovation with tremendous potential to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income settings. It achieves this by providing improved access to knowledge and information by improving service delivery and reducing response time to crises. There is growing evidence demonstrating the potential of mobile communications to radically improve quality of healthcare services and reporting, even in remote and resource poor environments. Mobile phone coverage is growing rapidly across the world, both in terms of network coverage and the exponential number of users.
mHealth can serve as the access point for entering patient data into national health information systems, provide remote guidance and supervision support for health workers, and facilitate real-time surveillance and response to outbreaks and key health programme indicators.
Malaria Consortium leads in the development of innovative mHealth strategies to assist diagnosis, community health worker motivation and performance, patient counselling, data management, stock out alert systems, surveillance and training.
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