mHealth and Health Systems

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This is the second of a series of 3 videos that were made by Master of Public Health students at Wright State University Master of Public Health Program, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA. This video was also entered into #khanacademytalentsearch.

Did you know that cellphones have the capacity to improve our health?
mHealth: What is it? How is it working around the world? What challenges does it face?

The 1st video is about what is mHealth, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). (
This 2nd video looks at how mHealth is working around the world.
The 3rd video is about the challenges mHealth faces and how they are being overcome.

The second mHealth video shows the different examples of how cell phones are used in health systems around the world. In Bangladesh, developed an app using text messages and phone calls to the nearest emergency responder. In Thailand, Cell-Life uses text messaging to encourage HIV testing. In South Africa, VidaNet uses cell phones to remind people to take their medicines, go to medical appointments, and review lab results. In Africa, 94% of patients with tuberculosis took their medicine on time, when receiving text-messages from SIMpill. In Nigeria, a social media campaign along with an app was used to report suspected cases of Ebola.

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Global Citizen says:

A VERY original way to expose some crutial health info! Bravo, folks. Continue THE GREAT work 😉

Global Citizen says:

A GREAT way to pass on the INFO! BRAVO, folks (A smile from a GH student). Thank you, this was VERY helpful 👍

Patricia Ciccantelli says:

Great informative video, easy to watch and learn from. Good to know older phones can be put to good use.

Becky Ronald says:

Such an informative video! I really enjoyed!

NA A says:

Great video!

Kathy Surico says:

This is so interesting! What a valuable tool a cell phone can be.  Keep up the good work in spreading the word.  I am really looking forward to more of these vodcasts.

Armelle Bens says:

Awesome Video, very useful informations ,thanks very much for the great work you are doing.God bless you.

thefuturelaureates says:

We never envisioned Angie looking or sounding quite like this 😉 Thanks for using our music and putting together such a compelling video!

Danny Surico says:

Very nice video – something I haven't put much thought into until watching. Sounds like there are a lot of possibilities to use social media as a tool to make people around the world healthier – very well done!

Jonathan Zemmer says:

Very informative. Well done!

Global Health with Greg Martin says:

I really enjoyed this – very interesting indeed.

John McAlearney says:

Well done, once again, Global Health MPH students at Wright State.  Great information about a subject a know little about!!  Thanks for the education on mHealth.

Emily Surico says:

Excellent job Mosimah, Ken, Kristin, Chuck and Fartun. The work for our 2nd video has paid off:) I also want to give a shout out to CrticaLink; by using mobile phones, volunteers and innovative thinking, they are saving lives in Dhaka each day!

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