Using Mobile Phones for Polio Prevention in Somalia: An evaluation of the 2013–14 interactive messaging and mobile voucher system deployed in hard to reach areas in Somalia
SubjectWater, Sanitation and Hygiene
Water and sanitation
ICT in Programme
Monitoring and evaluation
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Document typeEvaluation report
Oxfam, UNICEF and local partner Hijra developed a mobile phone based health promotion project in Somalia to support Polio prevention and control which began in November 2013. The project was implemented with two complementary components: pre-emptive community education delivered through interactive SMS on Polio prevention and distribution of water and sanitation items through SMS voucher redemption. This evaluation recommends that mobile phones are a relevant mechanism to deliver health and WASH information in Somalia.