Tag: Sean Blaschke

Global mHealth Forum Confronted by Top Health Concerns from Citizens Living in the Global South

Global mHealth Forum Confronted by Top Health Concerns from Citizens Living in the Global South

By Laura Raney (Co-Founder – mHealth Working Group) and Sean Blaschke (UNICEF) Participants at the inaugural Global mHealth Forum, co-located with the mHealth Summit in DC, held during the week of December 8th in Washington DC, discussed a number of pressing public health opportunities, issues, and challenges – including emerging […]

Taking on Ebola with Twitter

December 11, 2014 | Eric Wicklund | originally published in mHealthNews Last week Sean Blaschke, health systems strengthening specialist for UNICEF, participated at the mHealth summit in Washington, DC. This article by mHealthNews discusses some of the topics discussed. As Time magazine named those fighting the Ebola epidemic its collective “Person Of The Year,” a […]

1000 Days: A mHealth Product Overview

1000 Days: A mHealth Product Overview

Leveraging RapidSMS to Support Health, Nutrition and the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the Last Mile Product Overview With the launch of the global Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative, UNICEF is developing a mobile service product to support essential interventions in the 1000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and […]

TIME Magazine Covers UNICEF supported mTrac system in Uganda

In TIME Magazine latest issues covers one of UNICEF’s mHealth systems in Uganda . M-Trac is a SMS-based disease surveillance and medicine tracking system. It provides real-time data for response while monitoring health service delivery performance. The initiative also integrates governance and accountability through citizen feedback, an anonymous hotline and public dialogue […]

mHealth Interoperability Workshop

UNICEF invited a group of leading mHealth implementors and innovators for a 5 day workshop in Kigali, Rwanda in early July 2012. The gathering saw technologists, health experts, ministry of health officials, and international development workers under one roof to discuss interoperability between key mHealth software solutions. Currently, the mHealth […]

uReport: Citizen Feedback via SMS in Uganda

uReport: Citizen Feedback via SMS in Uganda

For aid organizations, knowing what local communities and beneficiaries want and need is the key to running successful, sustainable programs. In Uganda, UNICEF is using mobile phones and broadcast media to get direct feedback from Ugandans on everything from medication access to water sanitation. The project, called uReport, allows users […]