Guiding Ebola patients to suitable health facilities: an SMS-based approach

@article{Trad2015GuidingEP,
  title={Guiding Ebola patients to suitable health facilities: an SMS-based approach},
  author={Mohamad Trad and Raja Jurdak and R. Rana},
  journal={F1000Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={4}
}
  • Mohamad Trad, Raja Jurdak, R. Rana
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • F1000Research
  • Access to appropriate health services is a fundamental problem in developing countries, where patients do not have access to information and to the nearest health service facility. We propose building a recommendation system based on simple SMS text messaging to help Ebola patients readily find the closest health service with available and appropriate resources. The system will map people’s reported symptoms to likely Ebola case definitions and suitable health service locations. In addition to… CONTINUE READING
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