Resource Spotlight: Health Worker Perceptions of Mobile Phone Text-Messaging to Improve Malaria Case Management in Kenya
This paper, "Even if You Know Everything You Can Forget: Health Worker Perceptions of Mobile Phone Text-Messaging to Improve Malaria Case Management in Kenya," presents the results of a qualitative study to investigate the perceptions and experiences of health workers involved in a a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a novel intervention to improve health worker malaria case management in 107 government health facilities in Kenya. The intervention involved sending text-messages about paediatric outpatient malaria case-management accompanied by motivating quotes to health workers' mobile phones. The results suggest high acceptance of all components of the intervention, with the active delivery of information in an on the job setting, the ready availability of new and stored text messages and the perception of being kept up to date as important factors influencing practice. [from abstract]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Mobile Application Reinforces Frontline Health Workers' Knowledge, Confidence, and Credibility
- MHealth4CBS in South Africa: A Review of the Role of Mobile Phone Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation of Community-Based Health Services
- Text Messages as a Learning Tool for Midwives
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Past Resource Spotlights
- Where Have They Gone? Using ICT to Address Health Worker Absenteeism in India
- MHealth4CBS in South Africa: Role of Mobile Phone Technology for M&E of Community-Based Health Services
- Developing Lay Health Worker Policy in South Africa: A Qualitative Study