mHealth in Low-Resource Settings

Annual report 2011 : e-health for development

Acquah, Nana Kofi | cop. 2012
  • Author(s): Acquah, Nana Kofi
  • Publisher: Novartis foundation for sustainable development
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, health services, information technology, communication technology
The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development has been active in the area of e-health for several years. E-health is the application of ICT to achieve health-related goals and deliver services. E-health includes m-health (mobile health), telemedicine and teleconsultation.

Exposure to anti-malarial drugs and monitoring of adverse drug reactions using toll-free mobile phone calls in private retail sector in Sagamu, Nigeria : implications for pharmacovigilance

Adedeji, Ahmed A. | 2011
  • Author(s): Adedeji, Ahmed A.
  • Publisher: BioMed central
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: data collection, mobile telecommunication services, malaria, nigeria
The exposure to anti-malarial and use of mobile phone technology to report adverse drug reactions were investigated in a peri-urban community in Nigeria. Data collected via mobile phone calls showed that ineffective anti-malaria medicines remain widely available and are frequently purchased.

Ensuring the security and privacy of information in mobile health-care communication systems

Adesina, Ademola O. | 2011
  • Author(s): Adesina, Ademola O.
  • Publisher: OpenJournals publishing (OJP)]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: data collection, health services, confidentiality, mobile telecommunication services
Mobile communication and electronic patient records have enabled remote medical consultancy, treatment, drug administration and provision of laboratory results as well as sharing among healthcare providers. The authors examine how the integrity and privacy of patients’ information can be ensured.

Health care unplugged : the evolving role of wireless technology

Adler, Richard | 2007
  • Author(s): Adler, Richard
  • Publisher: California healthcare foundation
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, information technology, computer applications
Based on expert interviews and a literature analysis, this report gives an overview on technically advanced mobile healthcare applications that are currently in use or under development. It discusses key unresolved issues and takes a brief look at future developments.

mHealth to improve TB care

Ahmed, Jehan | 2012
  • Author(s): Ahmed, Jehan
  • Publisher: Interactive research & development (IRD) [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: tuberculosis, disease control, mobile telecommunication services, medical care, health programmes
This report shares early experiences of projects and programs that have utilized mHealth in global tuberculosis (TB) control efforts, discusses their potential impact for mobile health, and identifies challenges in scalability and evidence for policy makers.

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This website aims to offer an up-to-date source of information and a platform for sharing knowledge on the current use, potentional and limitation of mHealth in low-resource settings.