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Going Mobile to Eliminate Undernutrition

© 2008 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare

Mobile health (mHealth) is gaining recognition as a useful and versatile public health tool. To better understand mHealth’s potential to help eliminate undernutrition, SPRING partner, Save the Children, is leading efforts to integrate mHealth into nutrition programing through the development of an agency-wide strategy to roll out mHealth interventions. To advance the mHealth agenda, Save the Children hosted a consultation on developing the evidence base and confirming the best uses of mHealth technologies for diagnosis of illness and types of malnutrition, tools for training and supervision, and the application of mHealth as part of strategic behavior change communication.