Effect of mobile phone reminders on the rate of missed appointments among HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment in HIV clinics in Abia State, Nigeria

@inproceedings{Ekeleme2019EffectOM,
  title={Effect of mobile phone reminders on the rate of missed appointments among HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment in HIV clinics in Abia State, Nigeria},
  author={N. C. Ekeleme and Chika N. Onwasigwe and P.E.N. Onyemachi},
  year={2019}
}
Background: The scourge of HIV/AIDS has left over 36 million people dead since the start of the epidemic. In spite of the scale up in antiretroviral treatment, missed clinic appointments still remains a challenge in the management of HIV-infected individuals. The rapid growth in mobile phone penetration and use of short message service (SMS) has been seen as a potential solution to improve medical and public health practice in Africa Objective: To determine the effect of mobile phone reminders… CONTINUE READING