mHealth in Low-Resource Settings

Disaster relief 2.0 : the future of information sharing in humanitarian emergencies

Alspach, Andrew | [2011]
  • Author(s): Alspach, Andrew
  • Publisher: United nations foundation (UNF) [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: information technology, mobile telecommunication services, disasters, emergency medical services, information exchange, haiti
The earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 saw for the first time members of the affected community issuing pleas for help using social media and mobile technologies. Around the world, ordinary citizens mobilized to aggregate and plot these pleas on maps and to organize technical efforts in response.

Using cell phones to collect postpartum hemorrhage outcome data in rural Ghana

Andreatta, Pamela | 2011
  • Author(s): Andreatta, Pamela
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Pages: 148--151
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, maternal health services, midwives, data collection, rural health, ghana
The study aimed to evaluate the use of mobile phones by traditional and professional birth attendants in rural Ghana for reporting postpartum hemorrhage data. They were trained to use SMS to transmit data using a simple numeric protocol.[abstract only]

Question 14-2/2 : mobile eHealth solutions for developing countries : final report

Androuchko, Leonid and Jordanova, Malina and Nakajima, Isao | 2010
  • Author(s): Androuchko, Leonid and Jordanova, Malina and Nakajima, Isao
  • Publisher: International telecommunication union (ITU)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, health services, developing countries
The aim of the report is to offer practical information on successful or ongoing mHealth solutions and ready to implement decisions. Focussing on projects with a maximum achievement with minimum funding, the lessons learned should be applicable also with restricted resources.

Design of a phone-based clinical decision support system for resource-limited settings : conference paper

Anokwa, Y. | 2012
  • Author(s): Anokwa, Y.
  • Publisher: Elsevier]
  • Pages: 13--24
  • Keywords: health care delivery, health services, mobile telecommunication services
Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) improve patient care in resource-limited settings. A phone-based system addresses four failure modes that can affect CDSS implementations. The outcome is important for health care providers in resource-limited settings. (Abstract only)

Mobile health : the potential of mobile telephony to bring health care to the majority

Anta, Rafael and El-Wahab, Shireen and Giuffrida, Antonino | 2009
  • Author(s): Anta, Rafael and El-Wahab, Shireen and Giuffrida, Antonino
  • Publisher: Inter-American development bank (IDB)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, data collection, health education, health information, disease control, disease prevention, latin america, caribbean region
This paper examines and provides examples for the current and emerging trends in mHealth. Particular emphasis is put on lessons learned and potential opportunities for Latin America to apply mobile services to health care efforts to benefit the majority of people.

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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.