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Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia: An evaluation of the 2013–14 interactive messaging and mobile voucher system deployed in hard to reach areas in Somalia

Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia: An evaluation of the 2013–14 interactive messaging and mobile voucher system deployed in hard to reach areas in Somalia
34 pages

Authors
O'Donnell, Amy

Publication date
20 May 2015

ISBN
978-1-78077-863-1

Publisher
Oxfam GB

Type
Evaluation report

Oxfam, UNICEF and local partner Hijra developed a mobile phone based health promotion project in Somalia to support Polio prevention and control which began in November 2013. The project was implemented with two complementary components: pre-emptive community education delivered through interactive SMS on Polio prevention and distribution of water and sanitation items through SMS voucher redemption. This evaluation recommends that mobile phones are a relevant mechanism to deliver health and WASH information in Somalia.

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