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School-in-a-box: Improve Health Literacy with mHealth in Mozambique

School-in-a-box is a media platform, which delivers educational content to the community, educating them about what they can do to ensure their health and their family health. The program would leverage gathering places where there is a captive audience, such as the waiting room at the health facility, to use video and interactive surveys to engage and teach the community about maternal and child health. There is already a lot of videos and content available which could be used.

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The school-in-a-box would be a media platform which would provide training and information in the form of videos and interactive surveys to healthcare workers and the community.  The program would use existing content which focuses on improving the health and outcomes for mothers and children.   The program would leverage gathering places or waiting places to deliver the content to captive audiences.

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

Community I. Better understanding of the health system and actions they can take to ensure their health and that of their family. Nurses and Healthcare workers I. Training through the media system II. The information the nurses give the patients will be reinforced through the media system Health Officials, Supporting Partners, and other Stakeholders III. Improved attendance and adherence to the health system IV. Better educated and health society

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

• Technology partner expert in: o Mobile application development and system development o Interactive media platforms o Hardware for interactive media platfoms

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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