20 August 2015: Saving Lives at Birth: A GRAND CHALLENGE FOR DEVELOPMENT recognises THRIVE Consortium’s Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) as finalists for a Transition-to-Scale grant. The digital tool has been developed by WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research including HRP and partners, to allow frontline health workers to electronically register and monitor the health of their clients.
MAY 12-15 2015: Lilongwe, Malawi – WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research including HRP, has launched two Digital Health products which aim to help improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. These are the mHealth Assessment and Planning Scale (MAPS) tool and the Practical guide for engaging with mobile network operators in mHealth for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. The MAPS tool is undergoing validation at the conference with an official launch of the final product planned in June.
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)
* 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.
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.