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Meet mHero, a way for health officials to stay in touch with health workers near and far.

mHero can be used for COVID-19 response

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What is mHero?

mHero is a two-way, mobile phone-based communication system that connects ministries of health and health workers. mHero brings together existing health information systems with locally popular communication platforms to facilitate the exchange of important health information. IntraHealth International and UNICEF created mHero in August 2014 to support health-sector communication during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Today, mHero is being deployed as a key tool for coordinating COVID-19 response in several countries.

Who benefits from mHero?

Health Workers

Frontline health workers can send and receive important information in real time.

Ministries of Health

Health officials can instantaneously interact with health workers near and far.

Health Information System Community

The community benefits from leveraging the power of interoperability.

Where We Work

Through the USAID-funded Ebola Grand Challenge, IntraHealth International and our partners supported Liberia to deploy mHero. Subsequently the Liberian Ministry of Health has continued using mHero for disease surveillance and other health worker communication. mHero has also been implemented in several other countries.

IntraHealth works with a host of local and international partners to make this happen, including UNICEF, the U.S. Global Development Lab, MEASURE Evaluation, HISP/University of Oslo, Dimagi, eHealth Africa, World Health Organizations, and others.

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