Sexual and reproductive health

Use of mobile technology for health

Health provider using a mobile phone as a tool during a counselling session with a young mother and her baby
Biyeun Buczyk

The use of mobile technology for health – mHealth – has emerged as an important innovation with tremendous potential to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income settings, through improved access to knowledge and information, by improving service delivery and reducing response time to crises.

WHO mHealth Technical and Evidence Review Group (mTERG)

The mTERG is comprised of experts representing ministries of health, academic and research institutions, implementing organizations, and professional associations. Next meeting: Spring 2014


HRP* leads the research as a collaborator for the United Nations Innovation Working Group (IWG) catalytic grant competition for maternal, newborn, and child mobile health (mHealth) program, managed by the mHealth Alliance.

* UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction has been widely known for many years by the abbreviation, HRP.

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