12 September 2014: A new article, authored by WHO and Johns Hopkins on prioritizing mHealth strategies for universal health coverage was published today in Science. The article, drawing from seminal work in health systems analysis, presents a novel framework for visualizing and planning how mHealth innovations can be applied to help surmount common and persistent constraints along the pathways toward the achievement of universal health coverage. It responds to the need for a framework to help prioritize investments and opportunities for collaboration, in the context of a growing interest in use of telecommunications technologies to help scale up and integrate public health interventions of known efficacy.
Request for Proposals - Provision of Technical Assistance in Monitoring and Evaluation to Mobile Health (mHealth) Projects in Support of Scale-up
This Request for Proposals (RFP) invites bidders to carry out the following work: 1) to provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expertise to ten mobile health (mHealth) projects, 2)to support knowledge dissemination and generation of evidence on the effect of mHealth on outcomes important for maternal, newborn and child health; and 3) to develop a complementary mHealth guidance tool to assist the wider mHealth community in utilizing robust M&E practices in their mHealth project implementations.
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.