Frontline health workers are the first and often the only link to health care for millions of families in low and middle income countries. Mobile technology, nearly ubiquitous in these countries, offers a revolutionary opportunity to strengthen the capacity of frontline health workers and expand the coverage of critical maternal and child health interventions such as antenatal services, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, essential newborn care, immunization, and early detection and treatment of diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia.
To harness the power of mobile technology at scale, USAID has joined forces with public and private sector partners to form a three-year partnership called mPowering Frontline Health Workers. This innovative partnership is designed to improve maternal and child health by accelerating the use of mobile technology by frontline health workers around the world. The USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program serves as the partnership secretariat. As well as supporting financial and human resources management, MCHIP helps to identify potential points of collaboration and areas where working jointly will bring benefits to the aims of both mPowering and MCHIP.
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