Development of an innovative mobile phone-based newborn care training application

Sherri Bucher, Elizabeth Meyers, Bhavani Singh Agnikula Kshatriya, Prem Chand Avanigadda, Saptarshi Purkayastha

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Abstract

Mobile infrastructure in low - and middle-income countries (LMIC) has shown immense potential to reach the unreachable. Healthcare providers (HCP) are one such group who are at the frontline of the fight against infant mortality in LMICs. Mortality among newborn infants (birth to 28 days) now accounts for around 45% of all under 5-years child mortality. Birth asphyxia is one of the three leading causes of newborn death; neonatal resuscitation training, among health care providers, reduces mortality from birth asphyxia. We have developed a mobile phone-based training app, called mobile Helping Babies Survive (mHBS), to support the training of health care providers on neonatal resuscitation. mHBS is integrated with the District Health Information System (DHIS2) platform, which is used in over 60 countries around the world. The mHBS/DHIS2 training app is a part of an application suite which includes another DHIS2-linked data collection app, mHBS tracker. The mHBS training application has the potential to scale-up integration with other neonatal training apps. Ultimately, the mHBS training suite will provide new insights into healthcare worker education along with the necessary tools for effective care of newborn babies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications IBICA 2018
EditorsAjith Abraham, Niketa Gandhi, Millie Pant
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages361-374
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030166809
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event9th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications, IBICA 2018 and 7th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, WICT 2018 - Kochi, India
Duration: Dec 17 2018Dec 19 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume939
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications, IBICA 2018 and 7th World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, WICT 2018
CountryIndia
CityKochi
Period12/17/1812/19/18

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Keywords

  • DHIS2
  • Healthcare providers
  • Newborn care
  • SDG
  • eLearning
  • mHBS
  • mHealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Bucher, S., Meyers, E., Kshatriya, B. S. A., Avanigadda, P. C., & Purkayastha, S. (2019). Development of an innovative mobile phone-based newborn care training application. In A. Abraham, N. Gandhi, & M. Pant (Eds.), Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications IBICA 2018 (pp. 361-374). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 939). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16681-6_36