Liberia was the first country to develop and deploy mHero. Liberia began implementing mHero in November 2014 during the Ebola epidemic. Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare currently uses mHero on a daily basis to meet the communication needs of various units within the ministry.
Liberia first used mHero to validate health worker and health facility data so health officials could update health worker records in the human resource information system (iHRIS) and better understand which facilities were operating during the Ebola outbreak.
After the initial pilot, the ministry committed to implementing mHero throughout the country. Liberia included the platform in its Investment Plan for Building a Resilient Health System, its annual workplan for 2015-2016, and its health information system and information communication technology strategic plan. IntraHealth is providing ongoing support to Liberia as the ministry scales up mHero and fully integrates it into the ministry’s health information system.