March 10, 2015
We're pleased that two services built on our MOTECH platform won a Global Mobile Award at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress. Mobile Academy and Mobile Kunji, as a package, received the 'Best Product or Service for Women in an Emerging Market'. The services are based in India.
Mobile Academy uses mobile technology to train community health workers to deliver information to families. They can take the course by dialing a short mobile number from any mobile handset.
Health care workers use Mobile Kunji to educate and counsel families. The workers carry a printed deck of cards (Kunji cards), which have illustrations and key health messages. Each card also has a unique shortcode that can be used to play specific audio messages to the family.
The CEO of the GSMA said, “Our winners are in the esteemed company of the mobile innovators, pioneers and leaders that have won these coveted awards over the last two decades, many of whom have been game-changers in transforming the way that the world communicates.”