This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
With the exponential increase in mobile phone users, a large number of public health initiatives are leveraging information technology and mobile devices for health care delivery in India. This review studies published mHealth or telemedicine initiatives in India for their current role in health systems strengthening. This review reveals that while mHealth initiatives are being increasingly tested for improved healthcare delivery in the country, current evidence base is poor. It also emphasizes an urgent need for focused research aimed at generating high-quality evidence on efficacy, user acceptability, and cost-effectiveness of mHealth interventions aimed at health systems strengthening. It could be useful for policy makers to decide on the directions for using mHealth interventions. Click here to access the study.