Kilifi Kids was invited to take part in MobiHealth DC’s winter Meet Up in Arlington, VA. MobiHealth DC meets quarterly and provides an opportunity for Washington area mobile health and communications professionals from government, industry, and non-profit organizations to come together and learn about new developments in mobile health or mHealth. Attending organizations are focused on new technology and projects both in the US and abroad.
Kilifi Kids was one of five organizations asked to take part in the Innovation Showcase, where we had the opportunity to talk with other professionals in the mobile health arena about the mobile health projects that KK has undertaken. We described the improved reporting that is already taking place since clinics started submitting their weekly reports via text message to help African childen, notably in Kenya. We were also able to talk about Kilifi Kids’ latest program that provides Community Health Workers (CHW) with mobile phones that can be used in a variety of ways to improve health. We shared the use case diagrams, developed with Medic Mobile, to illustrate the benefits and received very positive feedback from all attendees.
The enthusiasm attendees had for Kilifi Kids and the projects we have undertaken was very apparent, and it was great to have the opportunity to share our story with so many new people!