The Use of Information and Communications Technology in Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and Other Health Programs

This paper examines the current use of ICTs to advance family planning, reproductive health, and other health programs, and identifies the enabling conditions for further scale-up. Examples from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda are examined, complemented by a review of efforts in Bangladesh and India as well as several virtual global programs. The paper also takes a look at how digital platforms and mobile technology are being integrated into the overall health systems strengthening approach. Also included is a significant list of ICT resources and research studies.

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),Management Sciences for Health (MSH)