Using Mobile Technology to Support Family Planning Counseling in the Community

Abstract. This paper reports on a mobile phone application designed to support community health workers in providing family planning counseling to their clients. We adapted the Population Council’s Balanced Counseling Strategy for local conditions and for community health workers and developed a mobile phone application incorporating the resulting algorithm.

Keywords: Family planning, counselling, CommCare, balanced counselling strategy, mobile phones, software, community health workers


Routen, T. Silas, L.F., Mitchell, M., Van Esch, J., Lesh, N., Lyons, J. and Badiani, R. (2010 Using Mobile Technology to Support Family Planning Counseling in the Community – Case Study, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on ICT for Africa, March 25-27, Yaounde, Cameroon. Baton Rouge, LA: International Center for IT and Development.

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