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Webinar - Digital Tools to Strengthen Community Health Work India Deep Dive

Join USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) together with BBC Media Action, the Centre for Catalyzing Change, and Digital Green for a webinar featuring digital tools for community health work in India. The webinar will take place on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 9:00 – 10:30am EDT.

In March 2017, nearly 400 community health champions from 44 countries, representing multiple sectors, gathered in Johannesburg for the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (ICHC). This webinar is part of the post-ICHC learning series aiming to continue driving progress towards strengthening community health systems.

How can digital technology improve mother and child health at the community level? This webinar takes a deep dive into different approaches used in India, supported by MCSP.

Digital Green will discuss how human mediated, video-based approaches can empower communities and community workers to adopt maternal and child health care practices to improve nutrition outcomes. In India, Digital Green is implementing a project to reach different audiences in six-high-burden states with locally-produced video and complementary ICTs such as mobile-based platforms, community radio, and local cable television.

BBC Media Action India will present an overview of two mHealth services that were successfully piloted in eight districts of the Indian state of Bahar. Known as Kilkari and Mobile Academy, these services were adopted by the national government and are now live in 13 states in India. BBC Media Action will share key challenges and lessons learned around private-sector partnerships for scale and public-sector partnerships for targeted reach and financial sustainability.

The Centre for Catalyzing Change will discuss the development of the Mobile Monitor for Quality of Maternal Care (MoM-QC). The idea of MoM-QC was to create a service like Trip Advisor for life-saving healthcare. MoM-QC has potential to be scaled up as a free service using interactive voice response technology to educate women on the quality of care they should expect, inform them about available services, and enable them to rate the quality of care received.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/2ML6PCj 


Sanghita Bhattacharyya

Dear Achille

This is indeed an interesting and topical issue to focus how mhealth is been used to empower communities. I am am sure CH-CoP members will be interested to join this webinar tommorrow [ 9 am ETD / 6.30 pm IST ]. Registration here.