USAID and the mHealth Alliance have joined forces to form a three-year public-private partnership called mPowering Frontline Health Workers. This innovative public-private partnership is designed to improve child health by accelerating the use of mobile technology by millions of health workers around the world. The mHealth Alliance, serving as the partnership secretariat, will coordinate and amplify the resources and expertise of ten founding members: USAID, UNICEF, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Qualcomm, Vodafone, Intel, MDG Health Alliance, GlaxoSmithKline, Praekelt Foundation and Absolute Return for Kids.
Mobile technology, now pervasive in the developing world, offers a revolutionary opportunity to strengthen the capacity of frontline health workers and expand the coverage of critical maternal and child health interventions such as antenatal services, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, essential newborn care, pneumonia treatment and immunization.
Watch this video to learn more about the mPowering Frontline Health Workers partnership.
Over the next three years, mPowering Frontline Health Workers will: 1) crowdsource innovative multi-media health content; 2) create an online library of downloadable digital health content that can be accessed by organizations in developing countries; 3) produce a digital dictionary to enable integration and standardized reporting across multiple mHealth applications; 4) accelerate the sustainable expansion of mHealth for frontline health workers in at least three developing countries; 5) rigorously evaluate partnership impact, and 6) share experiences through a virtual global learning platform.