MoPoTsyo Patient Information Center is a Cambodian non-governmental organization (NGO) for people with chronic disease in Cambodia. It was established in 2004 by Maurits van Pelt and five Cambodian collaborators to provide an institutional and practical response to the information and care needed by patients with hypertension and diabetes.
Their model recruits patients as volunteers and trains them to provide counseling on NCDs and monitoring of key health indicators over time to their peers. These Peer Educators (PEs) become course facilitators within their own communities. Village adults are screened and invited to join group sessions with fellow patients led by the community’s Peer Educator who has been trained, supported and supervised by MoPoTsyo’s Program Manager.
This research project led by UW in collaboration with MoPoTsyo with technical support of mHealth solution from InSTEDD iLab, focuses on enhancing MoPoTsyo’s Peer Educator Network model addressing hypertension and diabetes management through the application of mHealth tailored phone messaging and improved eHealth communication throughout the system.