Case Study: The Mozambique Health Information Network (MHIN)
The MHIN case study was selected for
inclusion in this toolkit because
it illustrates the fulfilment of a number of critical requirements for
moving a project from prototype to pilot and eventual sustainable
1)The application of an innovative
and affordable technology
solution involving mobile networks and the use of PDAs by individuals
unfamiliar with the use of ICTs, in this case health workers, who are
often of an older age and therefore more resistant to the adoption of
2)Government commitment to
better health services to
communities, while benefiting from the better availability and accuracy
of health data from the field.
3)Cost savings and increased productivity in terms of data collection
from districts, including the monitoring of paper-based versus digital
data collection systems.
4)The gradual upscaling of a development project through a
collaborative partnership between an NGO (AED-Satellife) and the
Ministry of Health, Mozambique.
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