Mobile Technology for Community Health in Ghana (MOTECH Ghana)

  • Original Title: Mobile Technology for Community Health in Ghana (MOTECH Ghana)
  • Year: 2013
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Health & Well Being
  • Producer: Ms. Mabel Segbafah
  • Organisation: Ghana Health Service and Grameen Foundation
  • Country: Ghana

MoTeCH is part of service delivery for maternal health at Antenatal Care. It has two complementary applications: A Mobile-Midwife Application and a Nurse Application. Mobile-Midwife targets pregnant clients with educational and actionable messages tailored to their stages in pregnancy. Couples can both access MoTeCH messages via SMS (text) or voice in the local dialect or English. Clients decide the time of day and frequency at which messages are delivered. With Mobile-Midwife there are no missed events; When a client misses a call she only gives the system a missed call or “flash” to request her messages The Nurse Application is aligned to simplified paper registers to collect clinical information. The midwife enters patient encounters on a simple mobile phone and electronically records care given to clients. This enables easy identification of both mothers and infants and saves time collating information to generate monthly reports, alerts and reminders for clients that need care.