Social Financial Benefit Assessment of the Mobile Birth Registration
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Original versionDo VTDO, Swafford C, Khuong LH, Do VT. Social Financial Benefit Assessment of the Mobile Birth Registration. Flexible Systems Management. 2018;2018(1):113-124 https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3358-2_4
In this paper, the usability and the usefulness of mobile technologies far beyond personal communication has been demonstrated by the Mobile Birth Registration (MBR) concept. To remove the hindrances like long distances, time consuming travels, high costs MBR makes use of ‘gatekeepers’ i.e. trusted, reliable and community based individuals that carry out birth registration using a mobile phones. Mobile technologies have been proven as a technological efficient and scalable supplement to the current fixed infrastructure. It is also shown that MBR brings lots of advantages and conveniences to all parties from the children, parents, government, gatekeepers and NGOs. A simple Social Benefit assessment re-affirms the social value of MBR. Its financial feasibility is proven by a brief financial feasibility study.