Use of Mobiles for Breastfeeding Counselling
This presentation examines the sustainability, ethics, and quality, as well as the role of health development co-operation of citizen breastfeeding counsellors in Cameroon. It defines this kind of counselling as that produced by non-professionals community health workers and notes that it makes use of a wide range of tools including social media, the internet, and mobile phones to fill existing gaps in conventional news information coverage, communication and the strive for behaviour of attitudes. According to a recent study, new media platforms are changing how people communicate with each other. However, computer ownership and internet access are still the prerogative of the wealthy in much of Cameroon, but mobile internet access is on the rise and if current growth rates continue, Cameroon mobile phone penetration will reach 60 per cent by 2014. Both mobile phones and the internet provide exciting new opportunities for one-to-one as well as one-to-many communication. One concern raised in this context is the matter of quality standards and a code of ethics. The effectiveness of the use of mobiles for counselling aims at improving breastfeeding Indicators to steps for Improving Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices, including Peer counselling, mother support groups, counselling by health care providers and UNICEF’s 10 steps. // Cell Phone Counselling would Work during the period of Pregnancy & Lactation, which are unique phases the result often to High morbidity and mortality. Most delivered women do not leave the home for 6 weeks during the postnatal period. In Cameroon, nuclear families are increasing and women depend on family support to visit health care facilities. In this situation, the cell phone can potentially empower women to obtain timely consultations for themselves and for their infants from home. // Paper ID: 217
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