mHealth in Low-Resource Settings

Mobile phones and health care : an analysis of the efforts by Google, Grameen foundation and MTN to deliver health care information via SMS

Boateng, Richard | 2010
  • Author(s): Boateng, Richard
  • Publisher: PC tech
  • Pages: 16--22
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, health information, sex education, reproductive health, evaluation, uganda
This report explores the preliminary lessons from the AppLab Uganda Project, which uses mobile applications for sexual and reproductive health education. Based on in-depth interviews, it discusses the appropriateness of text messaging as compared to using voice calls to access health information.

Improving standards of care with mobile applications in Tanzania

Bogan, Molly | 2009
  • Author(s): Bogan, Molly
  • Publisher: W3C
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, health personnel, chronic diseases, health services, tanzania
D-tree International works with mobile phone-based applications to improve the standards of care in clinical and community settings in African countries. In particular, CommCare is described which helps community health workers to provide home-based care and social support to chronic patients.

Information & communication technologies for development : health

Bordé, Andrea | 2010
  • Author(s): Bordé, Andrea
  • Publisher: United nations (UN). Global alliance for ICT and development (GAID)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: information technology, communication technology, aids, malaria, mobile telecommunication services, maternal and child health, developing countries, albania, estonia, india, jordan, malawi, peru, qatar, south africa, tanzania, trinidad and tobago, uganda, vietnam
The report reviews examples from different regions of the world where ICT programming focuses on combating HIV/AIDS and malaria, decreasing child mortality and improving maternal health. Relevant ICT cases and their effectiveness in improving health services in developing countries will be examined.

Prototyping of mobile health monitoring system for elderly : using Android python with SL4A and logistic regression technique

Bourouis, Abderrahim and Feham, Mohamed and Bouchachia, Abdelhamid | 2011
  • Author(s): Bourouis, Abderrahim and Feham, Mohamed and Bouchachia, Abdelhamid
  • Publisher: International research association of computer science & technology] (IRACST)
  • Pages: 129--132
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, technological innovations, health information, data collection, aging persons, health services
A new prototype of m-health system for monitoring of elderly patients using a wireless body area networks (WBAN) provides the architecture for collecting, gathering and analyzing data from a number of biosensors. The family or medical authority are alerted when the state of elderly’s health worsens.

Mobile phone based clinical microscopy for global health applications

Breslauer, David N. | 2009
  • Author(s): Breslauer, David N.
  • Publisher: Public library of science medicine]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: mobile telecommunication services, scientific apparatus and instruments, communicable diseases, disease control, rural health, developing countries
A study on the clinical use of a mobile phone-mounted light microscope to take images for the remote diagnosis and screening of hematologic and infectious diseases. It is expected to serve as a tool for disease diagnosis and screening, particularly in the developing world and rural areas.

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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.