Short Message Service (SMS) Applications for Disease Prevention in Developing Countries

  title={Short Message Service (SMS) Applications for Disease Prevention in Developing Countries},
  author={Robert Furberg and Hannah Thinyane and Jim Barrington and Graham Wright and Emmanuel Kuntsche and Carole D{\'e}glise and L. Suzanne Suggs and Peter Odermatt},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
BACKGROUND The last decade has witnessed unprecedented growth in the number of mobile phones in the developing world, thus linking millions of previously unconnected people. The ubiquity of mobile phones, which allow for short message service (SMS), provides new and innovative opportunities for disease prevention efforts. OBJECTIVE The aim of this review was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of SMS interventions for disease prevention in developing countries and provide… CONTINUE READING
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