Authors: Pauline Bakibinga, Eva Kamande, Lyagamula Kisia, Milka Omuya, Dennis J Matanda, and Catherine Kyobutung
Low-resource settings experience increased access to health interventions when they are able to adopt digital health technologies. Pauline Bakibinga and colleagues developed a mobile health app for Kenyan community health volunteers (CHVs) to digitize some of the forms used to collect data for local health facilities. Research evaluating the effectiveness of this program revealed that political and sociocultural factors like health workers’ strikes and electrical interruptions were barriers to program use. CHVs recommended integrating the system with others already in use and exploring more sustainable models to improve adoption of the program.
Link: Challenges and prospects for implementation of community health volunteers' digital health solutions in Kenya: a qualitative study
Resource Topic: mHealth and Technology
Resource Type: Research
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)