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Using Mobile Phone Networks to Combat Infant HIV

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Using Mobile Phone Networks to Combat Infant HIV

By Cameron Johnstone Maternal & Child Health Columnist Mobile phones hold great promise for aiding global health interventions. According to a World Health Organization research report, with the number of worldwide mobile phone plans approaching five billion, “the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential […]

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India’s Janai Suraksha Yojana: A Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Maternal and Child Health

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
India’s Janai Suraksha Yojana: A Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Maternal and Child Health

By Cameron Johnstone Maternal & Child Health Columnist Should governments provide cash incentives to low-income populations for using available public health services? In 2005, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare introduced a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program called Janai Suraksha Yojana (JSY) that does exactly this. Eligible pregnant women who deliver their babies […]

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