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

  • Esther Namatovu
  • Johan Ivar Sæbø University of Oslo
  • Jens Johan Kaasbøll University of Oslo
Keywords: mHealth systems, mobilities, community health workers


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.

Author Biographies

Esther Namatovu
PhD Research Fellow in the Department of Informatics
Johan Ivar Sæbø, University of Oslo
Post doc: Department of Informatics
Jens Johan Kaasbøll, University of Oslo
Professor: Department of Informatics