This research brief examines the growth of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and its uses in the health sector, as well as existing and emerging ICT applications that have the potential to rapidly accelerate the adoption of family health practices. It also looks at its use in behavior change communication strategies to deliver services for improving family health outcomes. The findings indicate that ICTs, particularly mobile phones are likely to have a wider reach among rural populations. It also recommends scaling up multiple interaction systems using ICTs.
"Role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in behavior change communication in northern India," Shaping Demand and Practices to Improve Family Health Outcomes in Northern India Policy Brief. New Delhi: Population Council, 2010.