mHealth in Low-Resource Settings

Compendium of ICT applications on electronic government

Bertucci, Guido | 2007
  • Author(s): Bertucci, Guido
  • Publisher: United nations (UN). Department of economic and social affairs (DESA) [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, health education, data collection, disease prevention, disease control, maternal and child health, africa, latin america, asia, europe, north america
A compendium of short descriptions of 80 projects using mobile applications (e.g. SMS) in the areas of health and learning, e.g. to improve treatment adherence or data collection. Applications are used directly by or in partnership with governments, governmental institutions and the private sector.

Phones for health Rwanda : video transcript

Bingawaho, Agnes | [2010]
  • Author(s): Bingawaho, Agnes
  • Publisher: United States President's emergency plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, aids, information systems, information technology, data collection, health information, rwanda
A short introduction to TRACnet, an application used to make timely, relevant information available to HIV/AIDS programme managers and healthcare workers.

Mobile solutions for front-line health workers in developing countries

Black, J. | 2010
  • Author(s): Black, J.
  • Publisher: University of Melbourne. Nossal institute for global health
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, information technology, medical applications, developing countries
Based on low-cost principles and aiming to aid health workers in their daily tasks, an architecture for mHealth applications running on mobile devices is introduced. Future extensions could include sensor modules, e.g. pulse oximeter, ECG, phonodiogram.

Mobile phone technology in chronic disease management

Blake, Holly | 2008
  • Author(s): Blake, Holly
  • Publisher: Scutari
  • Pages: 43--46
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, chronic diseases, cancer, heart diseases, health personnel
The article discusses mobile phone technology and its contribution to improving nurse-patient communication and monitoring health outcomes in chronic diseases. Innovative mobile applications are expected to increase over time in community management of cancer, heart disease, asthma and diabetes.

Using mobile phones to improve child nutrition surveillance in Malawi : UNICEF Malawi and UNICEF innovations

Blaschke, Sean | 2009
  • Author(s): Blaschke, Sean
  • Publisher: Mobile development solutions : with UNICEF Malawi [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, data collection, child health, nutrition programmes, unicef, malawi
This study by Columbia University and UNICEF Malawi is about the use of mobile communication devices to facilitate the surveillance of child nutrition in Malawi. Health workers at three district growth monitoring clinics were trained to submit child nutrition data via mobile phone SMS.

About this portal

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.