Mobile Interactions bringing Hope (MI Hope)
Country of Operation
- Livingstonia Synod AIDS Programme (Lisap)Not-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryThis project, implemented by Livingstonia Synod AIDS Programme (Lisap) works with volunteers and mobile phones to improve the quality of life of those living with HIV and AIDS.
MI Hope aims to ensure pregnant women and their male partners have greater access to testing, treatment and care, particularly in rural areas by improving quality of coaching of volunteers in PPTCT and improve data collection by the use of an innovative mobile phone system.
Key program components
In the project, volunteers will be using mobile phones in data collection, sharing information or help in the diagnosis of various ailments. Each coordinator will be responsible for 20 volunteers and using chart sessions modeled on Facebook, and volunteers will encourage mothers to go for HIV Testing and counseling, seek treatment and other services. They can take pictures of a rash or record client’s complaints and these can be sent instantly to the Programme manager who can then liaise with local health authorities for tentative diagnosis and the volunteers can get instant feedback. Each volunteer has been equipped each with a Nokia X3, a portable solar panel charger and two batteries.