In 2015, the number of global cell-phone subscriptions will surpass the number of people on this earth — and it took a little more than 20 years for that to happen. Yet at the same time, health systems around the world are struggling to:
Provide access to affordable healthcare for all
Treat infectious diseases such as Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis
Address crippling maternal and child mortality rates in low-income countries
Manage non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes
Tackle infrasture and supply chain challenges in remote settings
Train frontline health workers to provide care to vulnerable populations
Increasingly, Ministries of Health, companies, NGOs, and various bilateral and multilateral donors are looking to mobile phones as part of a solution for responding to these challenges.
This four-week online certificate course will focus on building mHealth skills that revolutionize approaches to patient care and management, point-of-care support, health education, remote monitoring, diagnostics, supply chain management & logistics and more.
A growing number of mHealth projects have been implemented across the world from Guatemala to Uganda, from India to Argentina – we will explore what has worked and what could be improved with each example and invite participants to share their own experiences in managing ongoing projects.
Course Topics and Featured Tech
- Week 1: Introduction to Mobile Phones for Public Health
- Week 2: Strengthening Health Systems
- Week 3: Citizen-Centered Health
- Week 4: The Future of mHealth
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
critically analyze both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with mobile technology to improve public health outcomes.
connect relevant development theories to the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course
manage specific mHealth software platforms and tools
design dynamic and effective strategies for using tools and platforms improve mHealth efforts
develop critical self-confidence for working with mobile technology to public health challenges.
- This course is delivered entirely online over a period of four weeks.
- This course features several live interactive expert presentations each week with leading practitioners, software developers, academics, and donors.
- Every live event is recorded and archived for you to watch later.
- This course also features a unique hands-on learning environment with animated videos, technology demos, practical activities, networking events, office hours, participant presentations, immersive simulations, and more.
- TechChange recommends budgeting a minimum commitment of 5-7 hours per week and scheduling time for the course around your existing obligations.
- Participants will have access to all course content for at least 4 months after course completion so the material can be completed and revisited later.
- $395 if application and payment is submitted by February 27, 2015
- $445 if application and payment is submitted by March 13, 2015
- $495 if application and payment is submitted by start of course.
- Group discount rates available. For more details, please contact us at info [at] techchange.org
- If you are not happy with your course experience for any reason, TechChange is happy to offer you a full refund. Read more in the FAQ section
Kendra is a development professional passionate about integrating mobile technologies in response to social challenges. She specializes in global public health programs, particularly those targeting quality improvement of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services, elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and meeting the information and training needs of frontline health workers. She has experience in mHealth program scale-up in Southern Province, Zambia, as well as donor policy with the USAID Office of Health Systems. She holds an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health, and is an aspiring “techie” through independent study.