The national roll-out of the SMS for Life project began in October 2014. A total of 26 Volunteers assisted during 14 district-level trainings and four assisted during the refresher Training of Trainers in regional capitals.
The SMS for Life program allows individual health centers to send a weekly text detailing their malaria stock information. This text is sent to an online system which is managed by the Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health. The goal of the project is to improve stock count so that health centers may receive refills of stock faster. Volunteers provided assistance to the health center staff during the practice texting training sessions, as the practice of texting is often unfamiliar in Cameroon. Numerous Volunteers also followed up with their health center staff to ensure that they were able to successfully send the weekly text following the training.
Read more about the SMS for Life program at: http://www.malaria.novartis.com/innovation/sms-for-life/index.shtml