mPowering Frontline Health Workers

PMNCH constituency

Private sector

Focal point

Mrs Lesley-Anne Long


Global Director

Health focus

  • Maternal/reproductive health
  • Newborn health
  • Child health

Priority action area(s)

  • Broker knowledge and innovation for action
  • Advocate for mobilizing and aligning resources and for greater engagement

Mission statement

To harness the power of mobile technology at scale, USAID and the mHealth Alliance have joined forces to create a public-private partnership called mPowering Frontline Health Workers (mPowering). This innovative partnership is designed to improve maternal and child health by accelerating the use of mobile technology by frontline health workers around the world. The founding members are USAID, UNICEF, mHealth Alliance, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Qualcomm, Vodafone, Intel, MDG Health Alliance, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Praekelt Foundation. Recently they have been joined by the following new partners: Accenture Development Partnerships, the Barr Foundation, the Khan Academy, One Million Community Health Workers, Dalberg, World Vision and Futures Group. For more information visit The USAID-funded MCHIP project, led by JHPIEGO, acts as the Partnership Secretariat and is responsible for financial and human resources management and administration for mPowering.


  • Build capacity of governments, organizations and individuals to harness the power of mobile technology to strengthen maternal and child health services delivered by frontline health workers.
  • Support the scale-up of mHealth applications to improve the skills and performance of frontline health workers in six countries: India, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  • Generate evidence and information on the use of mobile technology by frontline health workers to mobilize resources and improve the design of mHealth applications.


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1776 Massachusettes Ave., Suite 300, NW, Washington, DC 20036


United States of America



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