IntraHealth International

A dynamic, integrated health worker communication and coordination system called ‘mHero’ provides tools to help countries tackle the core communication gaps present in Ebola affected communities, providing a trusted channel of information and support for frontline health workers. Through mHero’s multi-partner collaborative approach and inherent interoperability with other critical technologies, national health leaders can use basic mobile phone technology to communicate and coordinate with the health workers and public health officials on the frontlines of care. This SMS-based mHealth platform extends and enhances existing national health information systems to support these rural and remote health workers, leveraging prior country investments and infrastructure while building increased health system resilience beyond the epidemic.