Health Education Response (HER)
Country of Operation
- Peace CorpsForeign aid agency or multilateral organization
SummaryHealth Education Response (HER) is a software package designed to provide health information via mobile phone-based text message (SMS).
Key program components
HER can distribute health information via pre-written content or is capable of forwarding user questions to a pool of counselors. Administrators may also choose to employ a combination of the two methods. The current implementation in Namibia makes available live counselors, pre-written content as well as a database of clinics and hospitals where HIV treatment and counseling is available.Sexual health information is provided either through SMS with pre-written content from an automated database, or through direct caller contact with a counselor.