mHealth to improve the health of mothers, babies, and PLHIV

Project start date : 01/09/2013

Last updated : 16/03/2022

Beneficiary country : Burkina Faso

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Vaccination
  • Emergency services

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Economic model(s)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Pregnant women
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Other

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)
  • Other (please specify)

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently

About the sponsor

Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna

The Nouna Healthcare Research Centre, is one of the three research facilities belonging to the Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso. As such, its roles are as follows: – Provide evidence to guide national health policy – Help to train researchers and students – – Help assess healthcare interventions – Create a favourable environment for national and international research – Provide consulting in its area of expertise, in particular for the demographic and healthcare monitoring system, and tracking and assessing healthcare programmes.

Sector : Academic entities (Universities, research laboratories, etc)

Country of origin : Burkina Faso

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


  • District Sanitaire de Nouna

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Fondation Terre des Hommes

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