MIND (mHealth IN Development) is a research project funded by the Irish Research Council under the New Foundations Scheme which examines the role of mHealth in Low and Middle Income Countries. It was conducted by a collaborative group involving GOAL (https://www.goalglobal.org), the gHealth Research Group (www.ghealthresearch.org) and the Global eHealth Unit in Imperial College London (https://www1.imperial.ac.uk/ehealth/).

 

Mobile health (mHealth) is an emerging trend with potential to improve diagnosis, management and monitoring of patients in developing countries. Evidence in favour of mHealth is increasing, but the mHealth landscape is plagued by many pilot projects that are successful in one context but fail to scale. Through this proposal, GOAL, UCD, QUB and ICL undertook a number of initiatives including a scoping review of mHealth in low and middle income countries, a survey of  organisations using mHealth in low and middle income countries and a pilot mHealth evaluation toolkit for organisations wishing to implement solutions.  A workshop was held in Lilongwe, Malawi in November 2016