Ownership of mobile devices in Mozambique is growing. In 2007, it was estimated that only eight percent of Mozambique’s population owned a mobile phone and were competent in voice and SMS. By 2016, approximately 66 percent of the population had a mobile-cellular subscription. However, discrepancies based on gender and location remain.
Such inequalities can create socio-cultural barriers that may limit the community’s acceptance of health workers using mobile devices during consultations.
In 2017, Malaria Consortium trialled a Community Dialogue Approach (where volunteer-led community meetings are held, local concerns discussed, and culturally relevant solutions drawn-up) to improve acceptance of mHealth tools.
This brief shares Malaria Consortium's insights from trialling the approach in Mozambique.
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