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Mobile app projects to improve mental health win grants

Nairobi – Two research projects seeking to use mobile phone technologies to provide relief for individuals suffering from mental disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa are among 22 awarded grants by Grand Challenges Canada this month. “Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of health globally,” observes Karleen Silver, vice-president of targeted challenges for Grand Challenges Canada.

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mHealth ‘could save a million African lives by 2017’

Mobile health (mHealth) applications such as text messages could save more than a million lives in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years, according to a report.

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