mHEALTH-INNOVATE (6) Do you use a mobile phone to help you in your work?

11 April, 2022

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Welcome to new HIFA members who have joined us in the past few days for our thematic discussion 'What can we learn from health workers' informal use of mobile phones?'

and thank you to Venus Mushininga (Zimbabwe) and Claire Glenton (Norway) for your contributions:

Here on the HIFA forum we shall explore this subject in depth over the coming 4 weeks, and the discussion will be synthesised as a contribution to the research project mHEALTH-INNOVATE, in collaboration with Makerere University, Norwegian research institutes, WHO and others.

This week I invite you to comment on the opening question:

Q1. Do you use a mobile phone to help you in your work? How do you use it?

We are interested to hear how *you* use mobile phones in your everyday work. You may also like to give examples of how mobile phones are used by health workers in *your country*. We invite comments around the use of mobile phones in general, but we are especially keen to hear about *informal* use of phones (health workers using phones in ways that are not specifically directed by their employer).

Please send your response to:

With thanks, Neil

Joint Coordinator, HIFA mHEALTH-INNOVATE

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