Viamo Country Director in Mali Nanthilde Kamara discusses the impact of USAID’s flagship program for social and behavior change in health, Breakthrough ACTION. She shares her journey into the world of public health and suggests ways to improve health in disconnected communities through mobile technologies.
On the success of a project carried out in Mali, Nanthilde says mobile technologies can be successful, especially in challenging contexts, because they complement traditional approaches such as field wellness campaigns and radio campaigns.
”With just a simple mobile phone, we trained 2,000 community health workers to prevent the transmission of animal disease to humans. Each of them received a call and a module sent in local language. 60% of the trainees succeeded in the test and ... committed to train the herders in their regions.
This series of interviews has highlighted eight women who bring unique skills to its efforts to promote health worldwide as part of the Women in Action series.