Digital Health Compendium

Harnessing the Power of Digital Health Technology for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

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What Is Digital Health?


Target Users: WHO classifies digital health interventions based on four categories of intended users.  Learn more about WHO’s Classification of Digital Health Interventions.

Enabling Environment Building Blocks: The digital health enabling environment consists of interrelated building blocks that support a robust national digital health ecosystem and the individual applications and systems that work within it. Learn more in the National eHealth Strategy Toolkit from WHO and the International Telecommunications Union.

Family Planning Program Classification: Digital health applications in family planning programs can be broadly classified as those affecting demand generation, service delivery, supply chain management, and the policy and enabling environment.

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Hesperian Family Planning Mobile App

A family planning mobile app to support frontline health workers, peer promoters, and advocates with counseling conversations about contraceptive choices

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The WHO Family Planning Reference App built on OpenSRP

Easy-to-adapt family planning reference application, built to support frontline health workers working in family planning

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WhatsApp as a Platform for Continued Professional Development in Kenya

Can WhatsApp be effectively used to increase knowledge about family planning among healthcare providers and students?

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Use of Interactive Voice Response for Professional Development in Kenya

New ways of delivering eLearning content

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The Challenge Initiative University Website & App

A university without walls that offers a comprehensive model for continuous, dynamic learning.

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Transdigital—using the same “Family Planning story (content)” across different platforms

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