Digital Innovations for Community and Primary Health in India

Direct to beneficiary programs: Impact and implementation

Sub-theme editors: Amnesty LeFevre, Rajani Ved, Diwakar Mohan, Purnima Menon, Sara Chamberlain

Can health information through mobile phones close the divide in health behaviours among the marginalised? An equity analysis of Kilkari in Madhya Pradesh, India
Diwakar Mohan, Kerry Scott, Neha Shah, Jean Juste Harrisson Bashingwa, Arpita Chakraborty, Osama Ummer, Anna Godfrey, Priyanka Dutt, Sara Chamberlain, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevre

Assessing exposure to Kilkari: a big data analysis of a large maternal mobile messaging service across 13 states in India
Jean Juste Harrisson Bashingwa, Diwakar Mohan, Sara Chamberlain, Salil Arora, Jai Mendiratta, Sai Rahul, Vinod Chauhan, Kerry Scott, Neha Shah, Osama Ummer, Rajani Ved, Nicola Mulder, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevre

Another voice in the crowd: the challenge of changing family planning and child feeding practices through mHealth messaging in rural central India
Kerry Scott, Osama Ummer, Aashaka Shinde, Manjula Sharma, Shalini Yadav, Anushree Jairath, Nikita Purty, Neha Shah, Diwakar Mohan, Sara Chamberlain, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevr

Does exposure to health information through mobile phones increase immunisation knowledge, completeness and timeliness in rural India?
Arpita ChakrabortyDiwakar MohanKerry ScottAgrima SahoreNeha ShahNayan KumarOsama UmmerJean Juste Harrisson BashingwaSara ChamberlainPriyanka DuttAnna GodfreyAmnesty Elizabeth LeFevre

Ten lessons learnt: scaling and transitioning one of the largest mobile health communication programmes in the world to a national government
Sara Chamberlain, Priyanka Dutt, Anna Godfrey, Radharani Mitra, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevre, Kerry Scott, Jai Mendiratta, Vinod Chauhan, Salil Arora

Frontline Health Workers

Sub-theme editors: Amnesty LeFevre, Priya Nanda, Kerry Scott, Rajani Ved

Problematic problem diagnostics: why digital health interventions for community health workers do not always achieve their desired impact
Tom Newton-Lewis, Priya Nanda

Implementing health communication tools at scale: mobile audio messaging and paper-based job aids for front-line workers providing community health education to mothers in Bihar, India
Victoria Ward, Safa Abdalla, Hina Raheel, Yingjie Weng, Anna Godfrey, Priyanka Dutt, Radharani Mitra, Padmapriya Sastry, Sara Chamberlain, Melissa Shannon, Kala Mehta, Jason Bentley, Gary L Darmstadt, MD

Why do strategies to strengthen primary health care succeed in some places and fail in others? Exploring local variation in the effectiveness of a community health worker managed digital health intervention in rural India
Gill Schierhout, Devarsetty Praveen, Bindu Patel, Qiang Li, Kishor Mogulluru, Mohammed Abdul Ameer, Anushka Patel, Gari D Clifford, Rohina Joshi, Stephane Heritier, Pallab Maulik, David Peiris

Examining the reach and exposure of a mobile phone-based training programme for frontline health workers (ASHAs) in 13 states across India
Jean Juste Harrisson Bashingwa, Neha Shah, Diwakar Mohan, Kerry Scott, Sara Chamberlain, Nicola Mulder, Sai Rahul, Salil Arora, Arpita Chakraborty, Osama Ummer, Rajani Ved, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevre, Kilkari Impact Evaluation team

Systems support: Includes supply side delivery of services, overaching management, information systems and interoperability

Sub-theme editors: Amnesty LeFevre, Rajani Ved, Devaki Nambiar, Oommen John

Connecting the dots: Kerala’s use of digital technology during the COVID-19 response
Osama Ummer, Kerry Scott, Diwakar Mohan, Arpita Chakraborty, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevre

A tale of ‘politics and stars aligning’: analysing the sustainability of scaled up digital tools for front-line health workers in India
Neha S Singh, Kerry Scott, Asha George, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevre, Rajani Ved

Driving digital transformation of comprehensive primary health services at scale in India: an enterprise architecture framework
Sunita Nadhamuni, Oommen John, Mallari Kulkarni, Eshan Nanda, Sethuraman Venkatraman, Devesh Varma, Satchit Balsari, Nachiket Gudi, Shantidev Samantaray, Haritha Reddy, Vikas Sheel

Rebooting consent in the digital age: a governance framework for health data exchange
Nivedita Saksena, Rahul Matthan, Anant Bhan, Satchit Balsari

Innovations in methods and measurement in the COVID era

Sub-theme editors: Amnesty LeFevre, Rajani Ved, Suneeta Krishnan, Diwakar Mohan, Priya Nanda

SMS feedback system as a quality assurance mechanism: experience from a household survey in rural India
Neha Shah, Osama Ummer, Kerry Scott, Jean Juste Harrisson Bashingwa, Nehru Penugonda, Arpita Chakraborty, Agrima Sahore, Diwakar Mohan, Amnesty Elizabeth LeFevre

Phuong Hong Nguyen, Shivani Kachwaha, Anjali Pant, Lan M Tran, Sebanti Ghosh, Praveen Kumar Sharma, Vishal Dev Shastri, Jessica Escobar-Alegria, Rasmi Avula, Purnima Menon

Five questions to consider when conducting COVID-19 phone research
Shreya Menon, Petra Sonderegger, Swetha Totapally

Ethical considerations of phone-based interviews from three studies of COVID-19 impact in Bihar, India
Karima Khalil, Priya Das, Rochana Kammowanee, Deepika Saluja, Priyanjali Mitra, Shamayita Das, Dipwanita Gharai, Dinesh Bhatt, Navneet Kumar, Samuel Franzen

Who do phone surveys miss, and how to reduce exclusion: recommendations from phone surveys in nine Indian states
Karan Nagpal, Mitali Roy Mathur, Abhilash Biswas, Andrew Fraker

Patchy signals: capturing women’s voices in mobile phone surveys of rural India
Skye Hersh, Divya Nair, Pradyot Bharadwaj Komaragiri, Raghav Kapoor Adlakha