We are committed to evidence-based decision making and use research and evaluation to guide our work. See publications about our work below.
Morrow, M., Sarriot, E., Nelson, A.R., Sayinzoga, F., Mukamana, B., Kayitare, E., Khamis, H., Abdalla, O., Winfrey, W.
Applying the Community Health Worker Coverage and Capacity Tool for time-use modeling for program planning in Rwanda and Zanzibar.
Global Health: Science and Practice. March 2021, S65-S78 [Full text]
Fulcher, I. R., Nelson, A., Tibaijuka, J., Seif, S., Lilienfeld, S., Abdalla O., Beckmann, N., Layer, E., Hedt-Gauthier, B., & Hoffman, R. Improving health facility delivery rates in Zanzibar, Tanzania through a large-scale digital community health volunteer program: A process evaluation.
Health Policy & Planning. December 2020, 1-11. [Full text]
Sarkar, N.D.P, Grietens, K.P., Dillip, A.
Towards a digitally-enabled, community-based responsive health system in Tanzania: a formative study for the Afya-Tek digitised health initiative.
The Lancet Global Health. April 2020 [Full text]
Wilson, K., Nelson, A., Craig, T., Hofmann, R., Layer, E.
Jamii ni Afya: using digital tools to scale integrated services to mothers and children in Zanzibar.
Early Childhood Matters. December 2020, 34-48 [Full text]
Fulcher, I., Hedt, K., Marealle, S., Tibaijuka, J., Abdalla, O., Hofmann, R., Layer, E., Mitchell, M. and Hedt-Gauthier, B.
Errors in estimated gestational ages reduce the likelihood of health facility deliveries: results from an observational cohort study in Zanzibar.
BMC Health Services Research. January 2020, 20(1), p.50. [Full text]
Sanghvi H, Mohan D, Litwin L, Bazant E, Gomez P, MacDowell T, Onsase L, Wabwile V, Waka C, Qureshi Z, Omanga E, Gichangi A, Muia R
Effectiveness of an Electronic Partogram: A Mixed-Method, Quasi-Experimental Study Among Skilled Birth Attendants in Kenya.
Global Health: Science and Practice. December 2019, 7(4):521-539 [Full text]
Hackett K, Lafleur C, Nyella P, Ginsburg O, Lou W, Sellen D
Impact of smartphone-assisted prenatal home visits on women's use of facility delivery: Results from a cluster-randomized trial in rural Tanzania.
PLoS One. 2018 Jun 18;13(6):e0199400. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199400. eCollection 2018 [Full text]
Ollis S, Kahamba G, Kaonga N.
Report on Digital Health Support Tools for Community Case Management.
(Prepared for Health.Enabled in support of the UN Commission for Life-Saving Commodities). October 2016. PDF
Agarwal S, Lasway C, L’Engle K, Homan R, Layer E, Ollis S, et al.
Family planning counseling in your pocket: a mobile job aid for community health workers in Tanzania.
Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016;4(2):315-325. [Full text]
Seneca Perri-Moore, Thomas Routen, Amani Flexson Shao, Clotide Rambaud-Althaus, Ndeniria Swai, Judith Kahama-Maro, Valerie D’Acremont, Blaise Genton & Marc Mitchell
Using an eIMCI-Derived Decision Support Protocol to Improve Provider–Caretaker Communication for Treatment of Children Under 5 in Tanzania
Global Health Communication Vol. 1 , Iss. 1,2015 [PDF]
Battle J, Farrow L, Tibaijuka J, Mitchell M
Health for Safer Deliveries: A mixed methods evaluation of the effect of an integrated mobile health intervention on maternal care utilization
Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, 2015-12-01, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 180-184 [Full text]
Hoy R, Rubin J, Mitchell M
Using mobile technology to address the ‘three delays’ to reduce maternal mortality in Zanzibar
International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare, Jan 2014 [Full text]
Mitchell M, Hedt B, Msellemu D, Nkaka M, Lesh N
Improvement in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Implementation through use of Mobile Technology: Evidence from a Pilot Study in Tanzania
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013, 13:95 [Full text]
Mitchell M, Hedt B, Eshun-Wilson I, Fraser H, John M, Menezes C, Grobusch M, Jackson J, Taljaard J, Lesh N
Electronic decision protocols for ART patient triaging to expand access to HIV treatment in South Africa: A cross sectional study for development and validation
Int. J. Med. Inform. (2012), doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.11.003 [Full text]
Mitchell M, Getchell M, Nkaka M, van Esch J, Hedt B
Perceived improvement in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) implementation through use of mobile technology: qualitative evidence from a pilot study in Tanzania
Journal of Health Communication17:1–10, 2012 [Full text]
Ahmed H, Mitchell M, Hedt B
National implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI): Policy constraints and strategies
Health Policy Vol 96, Issue 2, July 2010, Pages 128-133. [Full text]
Marc Mitchell, Neal Lesh, et.al.
Improving Care – Improving Access: The Use of Electronic Decision Support with AIDS patients in South Africa
Int. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management 2009 – Vol. 10, No.3 pp. 156 – 168. [Full text]
Mangilima J, DeRenzi B, Lyons J, Mrema B, Ollis S, Schaefer W, Sims C, & Lesh N
CommCare: a phone-based tool for home based care in Tanzania
Second International Conference on Mobiles for Development, Kampala, Uganda. November 2010.
Routen T, Silas L F, Mitchell M, Van Esch J , Lesh N, Lyons J & Badiani R
Using mobile technology to support family planning counseling in the community
Case study. Third International Conference on ICT for Africa, Cameroon. March 2010.
Mhila G, DeRenzi B, Mushi C, Wakabi T, Steele M, Roos D, Jackson J, Dhadialla P, Sims C & Lesh N
Using mobile applications for community-based social support for chronic patients.
HELINA. April 2009
Bogan M, van Esch J, Mhila G, DeRenzi B, Lesh N, & Mitchell M
Improving standards of care with mobile applications in Tanzania. W3C Workshop in Africa to Explore the Role of Mobile Technologies for Development
Maputo, Mozambique. April 2009 [PDF]
DeRenzi B, Lesh N, Parikh T S, Sims C, Maokola W, Chemba M, Hamisi Y, Schellenberg D & Borriello G
E-IMCI: improving pediatric health care in low-income countries
ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). April 2008. [PDF]