The proposed research will examine what, if any, benefit adolescent girls who live in rural India, and who are married before the age of 18, gain from interacting with a community health worker using a new mobile health application. These adolescent girls are susceptible to a variety of health complications, particularly if they are nursing infants. It is important to understand which
interventions help improve their health outcomes, as well as the outcomes of their children to prevent morbidity and mortality. Thus it is critically important to understand whether or not this mobile app can serve this purpose.
Anoop is the founding director of Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI), a non-profit that combats open defecation in rural India. He is also a doctoral student at UC Berkeley, where he is researching the social determinants of open defecation.