Mobile Literacy for Health
The Kellogg Institute for International Studies' Ford Family Program in Human Development and Solidarity integrated information and communications technology into health activities in the Ugandan Nnindye village. The project improved the local hardware required to support the increased capacity through a grant from the Verizon Foundation. Technical staff from the Pulte Institute and the Office of Information Technologies worked with faculty and students to carry out training activities and data collection. This collaboration led to improved health outcomes for local residents by improving access to information and treatment, increasing the monitoring and reporting capacity of the local village health team and center, and strengthening the ability of the local village health team to effectively interact with the community members to improve health seeking behavior. Similarly, through improving mobile phone literacy for the broader community, communication between the residents and their local health staff also improved.