Southern Africa

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) Lessons Learned

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May 14, 2018
This document highlights key operational lessons learned from four country programs—Bangladesh, South Africa, India and Nigeria—that implemented the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach.

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.

Correlates of mobile phone use in HIV care: Results from a cross-sectional study in South Africa.

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Feb 04, 2016

OBJECTIVE: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a major disease burden worldwide. Challenges include retaining patients in care and optimizing adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). One possible solution is using mobile phones as reminder tools.

Antiretroviral therapy adherence strategies used by patients of a large HIV clinic in Lesotho.

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Jan 30, 2016

A high degree of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is necessary for long term treatment effects.

The Acceptability and Perceived Usefulness of a Weekly Clinical SMS Program to Promote HIV Antiretroviral Medication Adherence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Jan 19, 2016

Short message service (SMS) text messages have been used to remind and encourage patients to take ART in research studies. However, few studies have assessed the feasibility and acceptability of SMS in routine clinical practice.

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