mHealth in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={mHealth in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Thomas J. Betjeman and Samara Eve Soghoian and Mark P. Foran},
  booktitle={International journal of telemedicine and applications},
Mobile phone penetration rates have reached 63% in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and are projected to pass 70% by 2013. In SSA, millions of people who never used traditional landlines now use mobile phones on a regular basis. Mobile health, or mHealth, is the utilization of short messaging service (SMS), wireless data transmission, voice calling, and smartphone applications to transmit health-related information or direct care. This systematic review analyzes and summarizes key articles from the… CONTINUE READING
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