Pakistan

Model for Service Delivery for Developmental Disorders in Low-Income Countries.

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Dec 02, 2015

As in many low-income countries, the treatment gap for developmental disorders in rural Pakistan is near 100%. We integrated social, technological, and business innovations to develop and pilot a potentially sustainable service for children with developmental disorders in 1 rural area.

Improving medication adherence in stroke patients through Short Text Messages (SMS4Stroke)-study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial.

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Aug 28, 2015

BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in low and middle income countries. Medical management is the mainstay of therapy to prevent recurrence of stroke. Current estimates are that only 1 in 6 patients have perfect adherence to medication schedules.

Experiences from an international tele-epilepsy collaboration.

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Oct 16, 2009

OBJECTIVE: Our main objective was to use videoconferencing as a primary means to: a) assist in launching an epilepsy surgery program in Pakistan; 2) participate in case conferences on complex epilepsy patients in each country.

Harnessing information technology to improve women's health information: evidence from Pakistan.

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Sep 09, 2014

BACKGROUND: More than half of Pakistani women are illiterate, marginalized, and experience myriad health problems. These women are also disadvantaged in terms of their restricted mobility and limited access to public space.

User engagement with and attitudes towards an interactive SMS reminder system for patients with tuberculosis.

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Oct 30, 2012

We conducted a qualitative study to understand user perceptions, acceptability and engagement with an interactive SMS reminder system designed to improve treatment adherence for patients with tuberculosis (TB).

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