Oral Cancer Early detection and prevention program using mhealth approach

To address the critical need for identifying individuals at the high-risk for the development of premalignant and malign

Project start date : 05/01/2011

Beneficiary country : India

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Cancer
  • Oral health

Fields of application

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

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • NGO

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

Target audience

  • Entire population

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

Biocon Foundation

Biocon Foundation has been established with a vision to promote social and economic inclusion by ensuring that marginalized communities have equal access to healthcare services and educational opportunities. Raise awareness about the importance of preventive health and assist communities to implement preventive health measures. Help catalyse a movement for the adoption of good sanitation and public health measures by communities in rural India. Foundation also has Initiated education and screening for chronic diseases in order to prevent the disease or optimize management of a disease that has already manifested. Biocon Foundation also assists in developing educational material that will facilitate learning of basic concepts in schools, provide opportunities for self and experiential learning to children from marginalized communities. The Foundation plans and executes programs and executes them using its own resources and people. The Foundation has also established long-standing collaborative partnerships with healthcare agencies, NGOs, other corporate entities and the government, and works with these agencies to jointly participate and deliver programs of mutual interest.

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

Country of origin : India

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently


  • Christian Institute of Health Scieneces

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Government of Karnataka

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