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News

mHero is often featured in the media, including on IntraHealth International's blog VITAL. IntraHealth also publishes a series of mHero Spotlights to showcase implementation stories from the field. Check this page for updated news and stories about mHero.

'Fighting Ebola with Information' report now available

What can be learned from the use of data, information, and digital technologies, such as mobile-based systems and internet connectivity, during the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa?

Scaling Up: My mHero Journey in Monrovia, Liberia

By Aghonkhese Oaiya

Getting Out of the Way So Countries Can Lead: Takeaways from facilitating the Sierra Leone HIS Interoperability Workshop in Freetown

By Amanda Puckett BenDor & Brian Taliesin

Arriving at Lungi International Airport in Sierra Leone is an adventure.  After clearing immigration and collecting your bags, you must take a sea taxi to cross the Sierra Leone River to get to Freetown. In early August, we took this route along with a number of experts in health information systems (HIS) to facilitate the first ever Sierra Leone HIS Interoperability Workshop held August 2 – 4, 2016.

mHero for Learning: mPowering’s Take on Integrating Training Materials into mHero

By Carolyn Moore

The story of mHero illustrates how simple mobile technology can connect frontline health workers to supervisors, information, and each other. This year, mPowering Frontline Health Workers (mPowering) collaborated with IntraHealth Interational’s mHero team to understand how this same connection could help health workers access training and educational materials on their mobile devices.

Sierra Leone Successfully Tests mHero

Sierra Leone has successfully tested the mHero platform. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) sent a health worker validation message to more than 8,000 health workers across the country. Much like the mHero pilot test in Liberia, the initial messages sent were designed to confirm health worker information, which can be used to update iHRIS, the human resources information system used by the MOHS. 

mHero and the Principles for Digital Development: Development Done Right

IntraHealth International and UNICEF launched the mHero platform in late 2014 in the midst of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Originally designed to help Ministries of Health connect with frontline health workers via SMS messages to collect and share information helpful for a rapid response to Ebola, mHero is now a tool embraced by Ministries of Health to support two-way communication for a wide-range of health services. 

Spotlight: Behind mHero: A Look at Interoperability, Architecture, Standards, and the Value of Open Source Systems

An interview by Dykki Settle with Amanda Puckett BenDor and Carl Fourie on why the development community should care about interoperability and data standards.

Behind the Scenes of the mHero Virtual Course

By Christina Villella