Evaluating success of mobile health projects in the developing world

  • Ginige J
  • Maeder A
  • Long V
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Abstract

Abstract. Many mobile health (mHealth) projects, typically deploying pilot or small scale implementations, have been undertaken in developing world settings and reported with a widely varying range of claims being made on their effectiveness and benefits. As a result, there is little evidence for which aspects of such projects lead to successful outcomes. This paper describes a literature review of papers from PubMed undertaken to identify strong contributions to execution and evaluation of mHealth projects in developing world settings, and suggests a template for classifying the main success factors to assist with collating evidence in the future. Keywords.

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  • cellular phone
  • developing countries
  • economics
  • evaluation studies
  • health impact assessment
  • mobile health
  • telemedicine

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Authors

  • J Anupama Ginige

  • Anthony J Maeder

  • Vanessa Long

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