Mobile Tools for Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers (CHW) are a critical part of the health care system in many developing countries.  They provide health education and perform basic tasks such as maternal and child health screening.  These workers do not have formal medical training and carry out their job with very meager tools and paper-based records.

Our group has developed a variety of smart-phone-based tools that automatically digitize the readings, improve data quality, and also provide the health workers with increased confidence and increased credibility with families to perform better screening and referrals.

 

Research Partner:  Public Health Foundation of India (Dr. Suparna Ghosh-Jerath)

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