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Arnav Kapur, Joseph Mwase​
Malawi: Redcross in partnership with Katikati using 2-way SMS communication to address rumours, gather insight and support communities
Kyla Hayford, Katherine L O'Brien, Joyce Were, E Wangeci Kagucia, Dustin G Gibson, David Obor, Benard Ochieng
Short message service (SMS) reminders coupled with a small monetary incentive conditioned on prompt vaccination have been shown to improve first-dose measles-containing vaccine (MCV1) uptake. We...
Brown VB & Oluwatosin OA
BACKGROUND: Reminder/recall systems are effective ways to improve immunization rates, but their feasibility in primary health care (PHC) settings in Nigeria has not been adequately evaluated. In this...
Gibson DG et al.
BACKGROUND: As mobile phone access continues to expand globally, opportunities exist to leverage these technologies to support demand for immunisation services and improve vaccine coverage. We aimed...
Despite its promise, however, the digital health landscape today is highly fragmented. The result is a myriad of digital health projects and applications that rarely reach scale and if they were to...
Amabelia Rodrigues, Celso Soares Pereira Batista, Henrik Ravn, Emil Rossing
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed a low measles vaccination (MV) rate in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) that has not increased in accordance with the increasing coverage of other...
Sophie Githinji et al.
Health facility stock-outs of life saving malaria medicines are common across Africa. Innovative ways of addressing this problem are urgently required. We evaluated whether SMS based reporting of...
Leigh Ann Miller et al.
During May 23, 2014–January 10, 2015, Sierra Leone reported 7,777 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (Ebola) (1). In response to the epidemic, on August 5, Sierra Leone\'s Emergency Operations...
Brown VB et al.
Immunization coverage of vulnerable children is often sub-optimal in many low- and middle-income countries. The use of a reminder/recall (R/R) system has been one of the strategies shown to be...
The impact of a Computerized Immunization Register (CIR) on Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) with sending SMS to parents before immunization sessions has never been studied in sub-Saharan...
K Jia and K Mohamed
Most underdeveloped countries do not meet core disease outbreak surveillance because of the lack of human resources, laboratory and infrastructural facilities. The use of cell phone technology for...
Sunday Oluwafemi Oyeyemi and Rolf Wynn12
Giving cell phones to pregnant women and generally improving services could increase their utilization of the primary healthcare system.