Mobilities of the Community Health Work Practice: Mobile Health system Mediated Work

Esther Namatovu, Johan Ivar Sæbø, Jens Johan Kaasbøll


New technologies have been implicated in various forms of mobilities creating new realities and questioning normative categories and the order in contexts where they are applied. Our study argues that through understanding technology mobilities, we uniquely bring to light new forms of social phenomena that materialize with interactions between mHealth systems and the work of Community Health workers in Malawi. Through the analysis, we also elaborate the role of both human and non-human actants in work transformations. This is important in managing technological innovations and theorizing electronically supported work practices.

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The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441