Real-Time Information Flows—Fighting Ebola with Information: Learning from the Use of Data, Information, and Digital Technologies in the West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response


This report includes nine case studies demonstrate the flow of Ebola response data and information via digital channels and the contributions and challenges of their use. It highlights mHero, a mobile phone-based communication system developed by IntraHealth that for the first time connected central ministry staff with frontline health workers via two-way text messages using the basic mobile phones and allowing them to receive critical information in real time.

Publisher: USAID

Topics: Ebola digital health Technology Mobile Technology

Countries: Liberia