Global health action

Health systems readiness for adopting mhealth interventions for addressing non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: a current debate.

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Jan 01, 0000

In low-and-middle-income countries, epidemiologic transition is taking place very rapidly from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases. NCDs mortality rates are increasing faster and nearly 80% of NCDs deaths occur in LMICs.

Community-based hearing screening for young children using an mHealth service-delivery model.

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BACKGROUND: Hearing loss is one of the most common developmental disorders identifiable at birth with its prevalence increasing throughout school years.

'M-TRACK' (mobile phone reminders and electronic tracking tool) cuts the risk of pre-treatment loss to follow-up by 80% among people living with HIV under programme settings: a mixed-methods study from...

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Jan 01, 0000

BACKGROUND: In 2016, the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) in Gujarat, India implemented an innovative intervention called 'M-TRACK' (mobile phone reminders once every week for four weeks after diagnosis and electronic patient tracking tool) to reduce pre-treatment loss to follow-u

Mobile instant messaging for rural community health workers: a case from Malawi.

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Sep 15, 2017

BACKGROUND: Mobile instant messaging (MIM) tools, such as WhatsApp, have transformed global communication practice. In the field of global health, MIM is an increasingly used, but little understood, phenomenon.

Integrating mHealth at point of care in low- and middle-income settings: the system perspective.

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Aug 25, 2017

While the field represents a wide spectrum of products and services, many aspects of mHealth have great promise within resource-poor settings: there is an extensive range of cheap, widely available tools which can be used at the point of care delivery.

Viral mHealth​.

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Aug 25, 2017

Thousands of mHealth applications are developed every year, but few of these spread or 'go viral'. Even clinical applications that provide health benefits and social value often linger after an initial pilot phase.

Policymakers and mHealth: roles and expectations, with observations from Ethiopia, Ghana and Sweden.

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Aug 25, 2017

The rapid increase in mobile phone use and other telecommunication technologies in health care during the past decade has paved the way for optimism.

Point-of-care mobile digital microscopy and deep learning for the detection of soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma haematobium.

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Aug 25, 2017

BACKGROUND: Microscopy remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases. As resource limited, rural areas often lack laboratory equipment and trained personnel, new diagnostic techniques are needed.

Are mobile health applications useful for supporting shared decision making in diagnostic and treatment decisions?

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Aug 25, 2017

Mobile health (mHealth) applications intended to support shared decision making in diagnostic and treatment decisions are increasingly available. In this paper, we discuss some recent studies on mHealth applications with relevance to shared decision making.

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