mHealth information for migrants: A pilot project to increase health information accessibility for migrants in Vietnam

Last Updated: May 30, 2014

Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Principal Investigator)

In the developing world, rural people are increasingly leaving their homes for jobs in cities. In Vietnam, the flow of migrants increased from 1.3 million in 1989 to 3.4 million in 2009, and may top 6 million by 2019. Many of these migrants are poor, and live in unstable environments, putting them at higher risk for poor health outcomes. They also have limited access to reliable sexual and other health information.

Goals / Outcomes: mHealth Information for Migrants will provide reliable, low-cost health advice for migrant workers via text messaging. This is a common form of communication in the developing world and a good way to exchange sensitive information and connect people with health services they need. Project lead in Vietnam is Lan Vu.

Funder: Grand Challenges Canada

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