Mobile Academy

Mobile Academy

ARMMAN’s demonstrated success with mMitra led the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to invite us to manage Kilkari & Mobile Academy from 2019 to 2021, with an extension till 2024.

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 4 languages (Hindi, Oriya, Assamese, Bengali).

Mobile Academy is the largest mobile-based training program for health workers in the world and has reached over 300,900 ASHA workers across 17 states and union territories in India.