Evaluating success of mobile health projects in the developing world

  • Ginige J
  • Maeder A
  • Long V
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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.

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Authors

  • J A Ginige

  • A J Maeder

  • V Long

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