Mobile technology for community health. Dominic Atweam K Health Information Systems Analyst Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division- Ghana Health Service. Overview. What is MoTeCH? Pregnant Parents Application (MOBILE MIDWIFE) Tools for Community Health Workers(HIMS).
Dominic Atweam K
Health Information Systems Analyst
Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division- Ghana Health Service
Using mobile phones to increase the quantity and qualityof maternal and child health services in Ghana
Focus on frontline community health facilities (CHPS zone, Health Centre's)
Challenges in Communities
Messages provide key MCH information for “pregnant parents” and reminders to seek timely care:
Engage Both Parents
What do we do about body swelling during pregnancy?
Why do I need IPT?
Why should we practice exclusive breast feeding?
I attend clinic at first
signs of pregnancy?
Why do I vomit when I’m pregnant?
Too much paper,
too little useful information
Using the mobile phone for data entry and management
& Transition to GHS
Full implementation in 2 districts in 2 regions – Upper East, Central
Began expansion to 3 new districts in 2 new regions – Volta, Greater Accra
Approximately 23,783 clients currently enrolled (2 districts)
` 100 facilities reporting (automated or enroute to automation)
469 nurses trained and using MOTECH