What We Do:

Mobile Health for Development

Mobile Health for Development

The United Nations Foundation is committed to advancing the field of mobile health – the use of mobile technology to improve health outcomes – particularly as it relates to development in low- and middle-income countries. As part of its focus on mHealth, the UN Foundation was a founding partner and host of the mHealth Alliance, an organization that played a critical role from 2009 to 2014 in catalyzing the field of mobile health, building the evidence base for the use of mHealth, and addressing key barriers to scaling up mHealth programs. In 2011, the UN Foundation also became a partner and host of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), an innovative public-private partnership that delivers vital health information to new and expectant mothers through mobile phones.

In addition to its support of MAMA, the UN Foundation continues to engage in mHealth work by supporting key programs aimed at using mobile technology to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. For more information about this work, please follow the links below.

ICT for Saving One Million Lives in Nigeria (ICT4SOML)

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)

United Nations Innovation Working Group (IWG) Catalytic mHealth Grants Program