Evaluating mHealth initiatives in French-speaking countries in Africa
Dear GHDonline representatives,
I hope this email finds you well.
My name is Roch Nianogo, Research assistant at Réseau Africain dEducation
pour la SantéRAES (African Network for Health Education).
RAES is a non-profit organization, based in Dakar, Senegal. It has been in
place since 2005 and worked in partnership with the Ministry of Health and
numerous international (USAID, UNFPA, UNSECO )and local organizations to
promote and strengthen health through the medium of Information
We are conducting a study to evaluate the use of mobile technologies in
health promotion and disease prevention program (i.e. mHealth) in
French-speaking countries in Africa, member of the International
Organization of La Francophonie (e.g. Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin,
Togo, Cameroon, Cote divoire, Congo, Chad ). We intend to map what is
happening with respect to mHealth initiatives in French-speaking Africa as
there is often very little information compared to mHealth projects
implemented in English speaking countries in Africa. In addition, this work
will allow to identify best practices and common challenges in order to
inform future projects in similar settings.
I am knowledgeable that your organization (GHD) facilitating and spreading
information pertaining to such initiatives in African context and around the
I am emailing you to inquire about any information (i.e. project title,
objectives, target population, technologies, sponsors ) you might have
regarding mHealth initiatives being conducted in such French-speaking
countries or if you know or can direct me to other resources where I can get
useful data or reports to inform our study.
We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to collaborating with you.
I would also be honored to discuss this research with you and hear your
Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide you
with. I can be reached at <mailto:> or at
(221) 77 473 75 66.
I am also copying in this conversation, Alexandre Rideau, Director of the
Please find attached our study proposal.
Roch Nianogo, M.D.
Master's of Public Health, 2013
University of California Los Angeles, UCLA
Réseau Africain d'Education pour la Santé
BP: 10087 Dakar Liberté, Sénégal
Office: +221 33 867 45 15
Mobile: + 221 77 473 75 66
Fax: + 221 33 827 66 88
Office Skype_id : ongraes
Pers. Skype_id : niaroch