mHMtaani: US-Supported Program Empowers Community Health Workers Through Mobile Technology

Jonathan Rucks | Frontline Health Workers Coalition | August 8, 2013

In places like the Deep Sea Slum of Nairobi, Kenya, the dangers associated with pregnancy and child birth are not to be taken lightly.

Maternal mortality still claims far too many lives and quality maternal health services are not universally available or accessible to expectant mothers.

That’s where community health workers like Elizabeth Mueni come in.

A Pathfinder-trained frontline health worker working in Nairobi, Elizabeth conducts regular home visits to 40 households throughout her community—all with the help of a mobile phone. She’s part of a new initiative called “mHMtaani,” or “mobile health for our communities.”