With support from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the eMobile tool was launched in 2015 in Angola with a primary focus on malaria control. The geographic scope of eMobile’s deployment is impressive with scaling to 32 municipalities or districts nationwide.
eMobile uses an application called KoBoCollect, a free open-source resource for mobile data collection using ODK XForms software. Objectives of the project are to:
- Promote malaria mitigation and use of public health information
- Document awareness and behaviour change
- Increase engagement, information technology and data capability of community development and sanitary agents (ADECOS)
- Develop interactive data tools to track community trends and needs in real time
- Identify strategies to expand the technical and data service capacities of the project’s Mobile Movies Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to support a fully-scaled network of ADECOS