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Results BeHe@lthy BeMobile 2017

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ About ICT Applications
There are now six published global mHealth handbooks – mTobaccoCessation, mDiabetes, mCervicalCancer, mBreatheFreely, mTB_Tobacco, and mAging – and a number of other titles under preparation. Programmes have been implemented in 11 countries and the results are promising. Over 2.4 million people are registered in India’s mHealth services, 117,000 people living with diabetes were helped in Senegal, and 185,000 people have been supported in Egypt. 15 more countries are already planning programme implementation and over 90 countries have expressed an interest in joining the initiative.​


INDIA, mTobacco Cessation: Effective 6 month quit rate ~ 19%*(*respondents who after 6 months of being enrolled in the programme reported that they did not use tobacco in the last 30 days and had read the mCessation messages)
INDIA, mDiabetes: Full scale evaluation of the programme indicated that mobile technology has the potential to positively change behaviour in the context of diabetes, and serve as an enabler to reach a large number of people in a short time with minimum effort and cost
​​​ZAMBIA, mCervical Cancer: ~ 6% increase in first time screens**. (**attributable to the mCervical Cancer programme; preliminary data collated from 12 out of 19 clinics in Lusaka province between the period of Feb- July 2017)
SENEGAL, mDiabetes: Results of a biometric evaluation indicate that sending SMS was associated with an improvement in glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes 
6 Toolkits published and 2 under development​​

GEC Catalyst Award: Catalyzing Impact at Scale (October 2018)

​​​•  ​​Nomination for a sustainable business award (May 2015)
​​​•  WHO DG Award for Excellence (March 2016)
​​​•  Programmes in 11 countries
​​​​​​•  Partnerships/collaborations with 11 countries and over 18 international organizations
​​​•  BMJ Innovations special edition on digital health and innovation
o First international interdisciplinary journal focused on innovations


​Phase 2 sees the core work from Phase I continue, with an expansion of certain areas in recognition of shifting priorities in national health systems.​
​​​• ​ Scale up of programme and country initiatives
•  Knowledge and innovation hubs to expand support, share knowledge and experiences
•  Further content integration, into other areas of health care and disease control
•  For instance: mTobacco handbook adapted to Tuberculosis
•  Assessment of new types of digital innovations and technologies:
o​ ​Explore apps, wearables for NCDs
o Explore cities and workplaces for NCDs​ ​​