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CCGHE has provided strategic leadership in the use of mobile technology to optimize health outcomes in resource-limited settings (RLS) from developing an award-winning mobile health (mHealth) application, emocha®, which has been implemented in research projects in more than nine countries, to hosting the inaugural GETHealth Summit in 2013, which convened global leaders and innovators in health and technology to address the health workforce gap in developing countries.
Secure and highly adaptable, the CCGHE-developed electronic mobile comprehensive health application (emocha®) was designed to assist health programs, researchers, health care providers, and patients in improving communication, education, patient care, and data collection (view a brief video). Initially implemented in Uganda, CCGHE has since collaborated with partners in Afghanistan, Central America, India, Bangladesh, Zambia, Ethiopia and the US to develop novel emocha®-based applications tailored to local needs. A variety of emocha® projects are being deployed and evaluated in a wide-range of health and research programs; CCGHE project areas have included community and home-based strategies to optimize HIV counseling and testing, HIV treatment adherence, TB diagnosis and treatment (e.g., miDOT ), malaria prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, reduction of IV drug use, management of chronic diseases, prevention of domestic violence and oral cancer screening. In late 2013, emocha® was exclusively licensed and spun off as a start-up company, emocha Mobile Health Inc., and continues to grow in scope and impact. For more information, visit emocha.com.