Project Patojitos


Project Patojitos (or “little kids” in spanish from Guatemala) was a four month pilot project that aimed to study the impact of ICTs on health service delivery in remote and underserved areas. Patojitos is part of the Foundation’s strategy to build more of an evidence base on the impact that mHealth interventions can have for those who are socially isolated or in need of ongoing support.

The pilot looked at different interventions that could help to support breastfeeding practices among mothers in Guatemala through the use of mobile technology. However, new mothers in Guatemala and in many other countries often face the challenge of continuing to breastfeed whilst facing multiple pressures both within and out side the household. The introduction of mobile health programs provides an opportunity to extend health services outside of the healthcare setting and provide new mothers with immediate and accessible information and support.


© Jose Tomas Prieto

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The SHM Foundation works globally to bring about positive social change through projects in the areas of learning and citizenship, health and the arts.

The Foundation was set up in 2008 by Professor Maurice Biriotti and Professor Henrietta Moore, who co-founded the strategy and insight consultancy SHM Productions, based in central London, in 1996.

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