There are more than 5 billion wireless subscribers globally with more than 70% of them in low and middle income countries. Mobile technology is ubiquitous, something that gives organisations like World Vision an unrivalled opportunity to improve people's health, especially in countries where access to healthcare is severly limited.
Rapid advances in mobile technologies and applications, a rise in new opportunities for the integration of mobile health into existing eHealth services, and the continued growth in coverage of mobile cellular networks has proved a powerful combination. Our health, nutrition, water and sanitation, and disaster management experts are all using digital technology to help ensure life in all its fullness for children in the communities with whom we work.
Mobile Health (mHealth) at World Vision International
Our Key Initiatives
This approach has been launched or soon will be launched in 16 African and South or Southeast Asian countries. Click here to learn about this game-changing initiative and get information about country deployments that support our Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition programming.
World Vision offers innovative distance learning courses that target development workers who implement programmes. Aligning with World Vision’s Global Health and Nutrition Strategy, the online training prioritises reduction in malnutrition (especially the areas of stunting and maternal and child anaemia) and focuses on practical applications to ensure that nutrition skills are applied in the field. Click here to learn more.
World Vision’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) team is paving the way to use mapping and spatial analysis technolology to make programme monitoring information more user-friendly. Click here to read about this innovative work.
For more information, please feel free to contact our World Vision experts:
Sherrie Simms, Director - Information & Communication Technologies for Development, sherrie_simms [at] wvi [dot] org
Annette Ghee, Senior Adviser for Research M&E, Global Health, annette_ghee [at] wvi [dot] org