Using mobile phone text messaging for malaria surveillance in rural Kenya

  title={Using mobile phone text messaging for malaria surveillance in rural Kenya},
  author={Sophie Githinji and Samwel Kigen and Dorothy N Memusi and Andrew J. Nyandigisi and Andrew Wamari and Alex N. Muturi and George Jagoe and Ren{\'e} Ziegler and Robert W. Snow and Dejan Zurovac},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
Effective surveillance systems are required to track malaria testing and treatment practices. A 26-week study “SMS for Life” was piloted in five rural districts of Kenya to examine whether SMS reported surveillance data could ensure real-time visibility of accurate data and their use by district managers to impact on malaria case-management. Health workers from 87 public health facilities used their personal mobile phones to send a weekly structured SMS text message reporting the counts of four… CONTINUE READING
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