According to WHO, Mobile Health (m-Health) is the ‘Provision of health services and information via mobile and wireless technologies. mHealth includes mobile phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), tablets, mobile applications and wireless medical devices’.
mHealth has the potential to address and overcome challenges such as :
1. disparities in access to health services, helping remote communities to also connect and avail of health services;
2. inadequacies of the health infrastructure, supporting in monitoring the quality of health posts and health centers;
3. shortage of human resources for health, by empowering health promoters and spreading educational messages.
Our platform Dewco, a data collection tool, has been used, among others, for the development of the Integrated Refugees Health Information System (iRHIS) used by UNHCR to monitor health activities in refugee camps at worldwide level.