Zambia Implements Mobile Health Programme

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The government of Zambia is ready to implement Mobile Health Programme funded by the African Development Bank (ADB).

The programme aims to use mobile phones for information spread on health services.

Dr. Maximillian Bweupe who is the Mobile Health Programme focal point in Zambia recently told local media that the programme will greatly enhance the delivery of health services as close to the family as possible as the technocrats are working at translating the programme into a practical agenda.

Dr. Bweupe mentioned that cervical cancer screening services and prevention will be top priority under the Mobile Health Programme.

The World Vision Zambia (WVZ) M-Health initiative collaborates with the Zambian Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen community monitoring systems and referrals between the facility and caregiver through mobile phone technology.

This mobile health initiative in Zambia aims to work initially with 1,050 community health workers to support 25,000 beneficiaries in the Chongwe, Sinazongwe and Mazabuka districts.