mHealth Alliance

Beyond Bihar:  Lessons Learned in Bringing mHealth to Scale in India
Tuesday, December 10 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM

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Session Overview

This session will feature key achievements, best practices, challenges and lessons learned in implementing and scaling up mHealth interventions in Bihar, India, based on the experiences of key implementers such as Government of Bihar, CARE, BBC World Service Trust, WHP (World Health Partners), BMGF experts, Dimagi and MOTECH
The panelists will discuss critical aspects that have contributed to the mHealth intervention being taken to scale including the design of the interventions, generating evidence from rigorous pilot tests, training of front line workers (FLWs) and other key staff, developing job aids and tools for FLWs and for supportive supervision, government ownership and public private partnerships, sustainable financing and business models, and approaches to providing technical assistance.    

Session Objectives

  • Present  the overall mHealth interventions  in Bihar and evidence for success and impact generated by the implementers along with GoB
  • Share the Government of Bihar’s (GoB) strategies, achievements and challenges in scaling up mHealth interventions , supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)’s Ananya initiative
  • Share lessons learned in scaling up mHealth interventions, including government leadership and ownership, partnerships for implementation, and technical support mechanisms and models


Director, mHealth, MNCH and Gender
mHealth Alliance/UNFoundation
Head of ICT
BBC Media Action
Secretary Health-cum-Executive Director, Government of Bihar, India
Vice President
World Health Partners
Secretary, Social Welfare
Govt of Bihar
Chief of Party