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The mHealth Planning Guide: Key Considerations for Integrating Mobile Technology into Health Programs

The mHealth Planning Guide: Key Considerations for Integrating Mobile Technology into Health Programs | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Over the past decade, mobile health, or mHealth, has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for expanding access to health information and services around the world. mHealth uses mobile and wireless technologies, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile software applications (apps), to achieve health objectives.

Why are a growing number of health programs—and even district and national health systems—turning to these technologies to support their efforts? There are many good reasons to consider using mHealth tools to improve public health. In fact, there are billions of reasons…as in billions of mobile phone users, including some of the poorest people in the world, living in the most difficult settings. Many of these mobile phone users are health workers and their clients who face a range of barriers to accessing health information and services. Sometimes characterized as “underserved” or “marginalized,” there is one way these populations have already been reached—by mobile telecommunications carriers. 

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RAPID outcome assessment - Toolkit

RAPID outcome assessment  - Toolkit | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The RAPID Outcome Assessment (ROA) provides a learning methodology to assess and map the contribution of a project’s actions on a particular change in policy or the policy environment.
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Tackling poor governance — where to begin? | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice

Tackling poor governance — where to begin? | Oxfam GB | Policy & Practice | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

People's ability to claim their rights is hampered by poorly governed or weak institutions. On the UN's Human Rights Day, we're launching a new tool to help practitioners to plan programmes that put governance considerations at their core. The Right to be Heard Framework: Learning Companion is intended to support Oxfam staff and partners in choosing where and how to build programmes that directly or indirectly address issues of governance.

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