Mobile Academy

Mobile Academy

ARMMAN’s demonstrated success with mMitra has led the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to invite us to manage Kilkari & Mobile Academy from 2019 to 2021, with provision for extension.

Mobile Academy is a Reproductive Maternal Neonatal and Child health training course designed to refresh ASHA (frontline health workers) workers’ knowledge of life-saving preventative health behaviors, and improve the quality of their engagement with new and expecting mothers and their families. Mobile Academy was earlier implemented by BBC Media Action in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The programme uses IVR technology that is handset independent, audio based and accessed via a simple voice call. The course covers 33 months; from pregnancy until the child is 2 years of age. The course is divided into chapters, lessons and quizzes, and the health workers receive a accumulative pass/fail score at the end.

Mobile Academy is currently available in 5 languages (Hindi, Bihari, Oriya, Assamese, Bengali).

Mobile Academy has been implemented successfully over the past five years and has reached over 204,068 ASHA workers across 17 states and union territories in India.