Les Rencontres de l’IFP

17th January 2023, 7 PM | Alliance Française Auditorium (Puducherry)

This month we have a book presentation by Dr. Marine Al Dahdah (IFP, CNRS). It will be an interactive session that focuses on digital healthcare in India, Ghana and Kenya, and more specifically maternal healthcare monitored via digital technologies.


With their widespread use in the Global South, mobile phones are attracting growing interest from international aid actors and local authorities alike, who are positioning mobile technology as a growth driver and a solution to many social problems. Initiated by giants of the digital industry, these policies are reviving old questions about technological development, the relationship between the market sector and States, and the role of technology in the inequalities between the Global North and Global South. Through a multi-sited ethnography on maternal care in Ghana and India, this book provides a first-hand look at initiatives that promise to improve poor women's health in the Global South through the use of mobile phones; a field known as Mobile Health or mHealth. Attentive to the way in which these technical objects modify power relations at both international and local levels, this book also discusses how mHealth transforms care practices and healthcare.

Link to the book:


For a PDF version of the book please email: marine.aldahdah@ifpindia.org


Marine Aldahdah (CNRS, IFP): marine.aldahdah@ifpindia.org

IFP Communication: ifpcom@ifpindia.org

Les Rencontres Marine Al Dahdah poster jan 2023