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Mobile Technology Supports Frontline Health Workers in South Africa

Could the Mobenzi telemedicine platform solve challenges facing South Africa’s overstretched healthcare services? Munyaradzi Makoni reports. Read More »

Open Source App Takes on Ebola and Mental Health in Liberia

Angie Nyakoon and Amanda Gbarmo Ndorbor are two outspoken and energetic women who oversee the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Liberia. Together, they're applying a new open source app called mHero (that was first used to help them deal with the Ebola crisis) to the mental health issues that have arisen in the aftermath of the epidemic due to displacement and abandonment...mHero provides a trusted channel that facilitates two-way communication using SMS and interactive voice response for sending and receiving critical information to and from frontline health workers, in real time...

West Africa: Five Questions - Lesley-Anne Long, mPowering Frontline Health Workers

Lesley-Anne Long | AllAfrica | November 5, 2015

Lesley-Anne Long is the global director at mPowering Frontline Health Workers, a public-private partnership that uses mobile technologies to strengthen health systems and end preventable child and maternal deaths. She spoke with us about lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak. ...

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