South Africa

Timelier notification and action with mobile phones-towards malaria elimination in South Africa.

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Apr 28, 2014

BACKGROUND: Surveillance with timely follow-up of diagnosed cases is a key component of the malaria elimination strategy in South Africa. The strategy requires each malaria case to be reported within 24 hours, and a case should be followed up within 48 hours.

Comparing a paper based monitoring and evaluation system to a mHealth system to support the national community health worker programme, South Africa: an evaluation.

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Sep 02, 2014

BACKGROUND: In an attempt to address a complex disease burden, including improving progress towards MDGs 4 and 5, South Africa recently introduced a re-engineered Primary Health Care (PHC) strategy, which has led to the development of a national community health worker (CHW) programme.

Informal mobile learning in nurse education and practice in remote areas--a case study from rural South Africa.

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Sep 22, 2014

BACKGROUND: With the proliferation of portable digital technology, mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in nursing education and practice. Most of the research in this field has been concentrated on small-scale projects in high income countries.

Mobile phone text messaging for promoting adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment: a systematic review.

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Dec 16, 2013

BACKGROUND: Mobile phone text messaging (SMS) has the potential to promote adherence to tuberculosis treatment. This systematic review aims to synthesize current evidence on the effectiveness of SMS interventions in improving patients' adherence to tuberculosis treatment.

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