E-Infrastuctures and E-Services for Developing Countries. Second International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, November 25-26, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Adaptation of Mobile Application to Improve Flow of Birth Information from the Community to the District Level

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23828-4_8,
        author={Caroline Ngoma and Marlen Chawani and Jo Herstad},
        title={Adaptation of Mobile Application to Improve Flow of Birth Information from the Community to the District Level},
        proceedings={E-Infrastuctures and E-Services for Developing Countries. Second International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, November 25-26, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Village health workers Traditional birth attendants Health managers Mobile phones Supportive supervision Feedback and Medical birth registration},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23828-4_8}
    }
    
  • Caroline Ngoma
    Marlen Chawani
    Jo Herstad
    Year: 2012
    Adaptation of Mobile Application to Improve Flow of Birth Information from the Community to the District Level
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23828-4_8
Caroline Ngoma1,*, Marlen Chawani1,*, Jo Herstad1,*
  • 1: University of Oslo
*Contact email: caroline.ngoma@gmail.com, marlene483@gmail.com, johe@ifi.uio.no

Abstract

This paper presents current practices used by village health workers, traditional birth attendants, health facility workers and district health managers in collection, recording, storing and transferring birth information in the health information system. Envisioned potentials of using mobile application as a tool for data recording, transferring and strengthening the weak support structure have been foreseen to bring improvements in the flow of birth information in the Health Information System.