Use of Mobile Technologies to Promote Reproductive Health in the Russian Federationon

March 2 – 3, 2012

Presentation by:

Dr. Elena Dmitrieva
Director, Health and Development Foundation

Moderated by:

Dr. Judyth Twigg
Director of the Eurasia Health Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Dr. Elena Dmitrieva is the director of the Health and Development Foundation (HDF), a Russian NGO that develops and implements health communication and health system improvement projects in Russia. HDF works with the support of government agencies, medical and educational establishments, and socially responsible corporations to create communication and education programs in such areas as HIV prevention, reproductive health, healthy lifestyles for youth, and further training for medical professionals. HDF is the first organization to do behavior change communication campaigns with the usage of innovative methods, new technology, and entertaining and educational materials to ensure the success of the programs. The Foundation recently launched "Text4Baby," an innovative program designed to offer specific information mothers need to care for their own health and their babies, conveyed through clear and concise text messages sent to their mobile phones.  Dr. Dmitrieva will talk about how the Foundation uses mobile communication technologies to promote public health.

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Judyth Twigg
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Global Health Policy Center