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HealthPhone™ is a project of
The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust
a U.S. 501(c)(3) non profit organization.


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HealthPhone™ is a video reference library and guide to better health and nutrition practices, for families and communities, including the illiterate, in their language, distributed on mobile phones.

What every health worker, family and community has a right to know

What is HealthPhone?
  • Over 2,500 videos in our library

  • Free Downloads for phones, tablets, PCs

  • Customised apps, microSD memory cards
Health and Nutrition Videos in 78 languages

HealthPhone™ Launches Poshan | Nutrition Mobile Apps

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The videos address issues of status of women, the care of pregnant women and children under two, breastfeeding and the importance of a balanced diet, health and simple changes in nutritional care practices that can notably enhance nutrition levels.

They reinforce the following key messages:

  • Expecting mothers should get the correct diet and 25% more than usual.
  • Mother’s first milk is the best, do not throw it away, make sure the child gets it.
  • For the first 6 months the child should only be fed mother’s milk and nothing else.
  • When the child enters the 7th month, balance mother’s milk with a nutritious diet.

HealthPhone™ Launches Food & Nutrition Mobile Apps

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These apps reinforce the following key messages:

  • Adequate Complementary Feeding
  • Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
  • Importance of a Balanced Diet
  • Correct Norms of Infant & Young Child Feeding
  • Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
  • Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
  • Nutrition of the Child
  • Vitamin A
  • Navjaat ki Suraksha
  • Diet During Pregnancy
  • Healthcare during Pregnancy

Once installed, both these apps work offline; they do not require a connection to a mobile network. All videos are included within the mobile app. Mobile apps developed in partnership with HealthPhone by The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad, a research and development organization under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.

Health & Nutrition Knowledge in the hands of those who need it most

There is no dispute about the importance of health and nutrition knowledge as a means of preventing diseases and boosting child survival.

HealthPhone's health and nutrition videos address the main areas of concern with videos which are pre-loaded on popular low-cost models of mobile phones and on a microSD memory card. Users choose what they want to watch and listen to and when, wherever they happen to be, without a connection or cost.

HealthPhone™ is coming soon to a village, slum, town, city, block, district, state, province, country near you!

HealthPhone™ India

  Laying the Foundation for Combating Malnutrition in India
The importance of balanced nutrition and health

An initiative of HealthPhone™, conducted under the aegis of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, UNICEF, Aamir Khan and with support from Vodafone.

It is the World's Largest Programme to Battle Malnutrition amongst Mothers and Children. The objective of this nationwide campaign against malnutrition is to address issues of status of women, the care of pregnant mothers and children under two, breastfeeding and the importance of balanced nutrition and health. The focus is on women between 13 and 35 years of age and their family members.

The four Poshan videos are hosted on a dedicated WAP page and accessible to all Vodafone India subscribers on their mobile phones.

Vodafone India subscribers can also give a missed call on 1 800 120 8989 (toll-free) to receive a link to the WAP page via SMS.

  Laying the Foundation for Good Health and Nutrition
Knowledge, attitudes, practices and beliefs that relate to the most essential health and nutrition topics

HealthPhone Essentials HealthPhone Essentials

30 Videos on Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding, Hand Washing with Soap and Water. Use of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and Zinc, Routine Immunization, Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl, Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding

in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gondi, Kokana, Korku, Pawri

HealthPhone Essentials


Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health, Breastfeeding, Complementary Feeding and Hand Washing

19 Videos on Initiation of Breastfeeding, Early and Exclusive Breastfeeding, Complementary Feeding, Body Warmth and Hand Washing

in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Oriya, Rajasthani

Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health, Breastfeeding, Complementary Feeding and Hand Washing

  Laying a path to optimal growth and development
both physically and mentally

The First 1,000 Days
23 videos to promote maternal welfare and child nutrition

HealthPhone™ International

HIV and AIDS Prevention
26 Videos in Assamese, English, Español, Hindi, Kannada, Kinyarwanda, Mandarin, Odia, Setswana, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu

HIV and AIDS prevention Series

6 Videos in English

WASH United
Half a minute can defeat diarrhoea!
Ending open defecation is IN OUR HANDS!

Breastfeeding — Nutrition and Growth
26 Videos in Bangla, Vietnamese, Amharic, Oromiffa, Tigrinya

Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health Series

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