In collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute, JHSPH researchers conducted formative research to generate information on the willingness and acceptability to take mobile phone surveys in Tanzania. The team also conducted user-testing and evaluated the feasibility of conducting nation-wide mobile phone surveys and the role of incentives in increasing response rates. Current work involves comparing reliability of different MPS modalities (IVR vs SMS), and reasons for non-response.
Technical Mission to Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania
Dr. George Pariyo along with other JHU team members collaborated with the IHI team in Dar es Salaam to deploy SMS surveys as part of the formative phase
Training for CATI Surveys
Farida Hassan, Research Scientist from the Ifakara Health Institute team, testing CATI surveys with a Call Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania