Contribute to preventing and reducing chronic malnutrition, through access to nutrition information via mobile technology

Project start date : 15/02/2015

Beneficiary country : Malawi Zambia

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Nutrition

Fields of application

  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Subsidies
  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Pregnant women
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)

About the sponsor

Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international development organisation dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. Self Help Africa (SHA) has almost 50 years of experience working in smallholder farmer-led agriculture, and support smallholders to build sustainable, healthy and resilient livelihoods. SHA recognises that hunger disproportionately affects rural smallholder famers and their families. Self Help Africa (SHA) goes beyond increasing production to address the quality and diversity of production and consumption. As well as supporting farmers to feed their families through increased and diversified production and seasonal availability of food, Self Help Africa (SHA) takes a nutrition-sensitive approach to all our work ; promoting improved dietary diversity and good hygiene and sanitation practices. Self Help Africa (SHA) believes that technological innovation is vital to supporting knowledge transfer to help poor rural communities mitigate threats, take up opportunities and improve their nutrition practices. Accordingly,Self Help Africa (SHA) seeks to integrate the latest technologies throughout the programming activity.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : Ireland

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


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