Mobile phones for community health workers of Bihar empower adolescent girls


  
Abstract

  Ruby, a 16-year-old girl who has recently entered puberty, sits next to an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), named Sangeeta, who lives in Ruby’s village Kalua in Bihar and provides basic health services and education as a volunteer for India’s National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Sangeeta had recently finished a three-day training on using a new mobile phone application called Comm Care as a job-aid tool for counselling adolescent girls and women on menstrual hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases, and family planning methods (extract).

Source
http://www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/SEAJPH_SEAJPH-2-14.pdf
Author

Derek Treatmana, Mohini Bhavsara, Vikram Kumara & Neal Lesha

Country

INDIA

Contact Details

WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health

Year Of Publication

2012