Alignment with local norms

Barriers at the societal level

The Role of Digital Health to Support the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2018
On September 2015, the 193 United Nations member states agreed to continue their progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), started in the year 2000.

Implementation of CycleTel Family Advice: an SMS-based service to provide family planning and fertility awareness information in India

Background: CycleTel Family Advice (CFA), an SMS-based service designed to improve knowledge of fertility and family planning (FP), was delivered to over 100,000 people in India from April to August 2015. The goal of CFA was to increase knowledge on a range of reproductive health topics, e.g., the menstrual cycle, fertility, and FP, and to increase positive perceptions and use of FP.
N Ashcroft, H Garg, VH Jennings
http://mhealth.amegroups.com/article/view/14966/15110
22 May 2017

Mobile Phone Interventions for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Systematic Review.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 02, 2016

CONTEXT: Interventions for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) are increasingly using mobile phones but may not effectively report evidence.

Impact of an SMS advice programme on maternal and newborn health in rural China: study protocol for a quasi-randomised controlled trial.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Aug 12, 2016

INTRODUCTION: Expectant mothers in low-income and middle-income countries often lack access to vital information about pregnancy, preparation for birth and best practices when caring for their newborn.

Sustainable Cost Models for mHealth at Scale: Modeling Program Data from m4RH Tanzania.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Jan 30, 2016

BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that mobile phone health interventions ("mHealth") can improve health behaviors and outcomes and are critically important in low-resource, low-access settings.

Learning the ABCs of pregnancy and newborn care through mobile technology.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Dec 17, 2015

BACKGROUND: The diffusion of mobile phones in low- and middle-income countries has taken place faster than any other infrastructural development.

Feasibility and Perception of Using Text Messages as an Adjunct Therapy for Low-Income, Minority Mothers With Postpartum Depression.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Nov 06, 2015

BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common medical problem among new mothers that can have a negative impact on infant health. Traditional treatments are often difficult for low-income mothers to complete, particularly given the numerous barriers families face.

Views of Women and Health Professionals on mHealth Lifestyle Interventions in Pregnancy: A Qualitative Investigation.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Oct 29, 2015

BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that women are failing to meet guidelines for nutrition, physical activity, and weight gain during pregnancy. Interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle in pregnancy demonstrate mixed results and many are time and resource intensive.

Client perceptions of the mental health engagement network: a qualitative analysis of an electronic personal health record.

Journal Title: 
Publication Date: 
Oct 15, 2015

BACKGROUND: Information technologies such as websites, mobile phone applications, and virtual reality programs have been shown to deliver innovative and effective treatments for mental illness.

Pages