Faculty of Computing and Informatics

Real-time Tuberculosis Medication Adherence Intervention in Rural Southwestern Uganda

Overview. This main goal of this study is to investigate the use of real time adherence monitoring technology linked with SMS reminders and notifications for TB medication adherence in rural southwestern Uganda. We carry out a formative qualitative study to assess barriers and facilitators to TB medication adherence; identify...

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A mobile phone-based multimedia intervention to support maternal health is acceptable and feasible among illiterate pregnant women in Uganda: Qualitative findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial

Background:Uganda’s maternal mortality rate remains unacceptably high. Mobile phones can potentially provide affordable means of accessing maternal health services even among the otherwise hard-to-reach populations. Evidence about the acceptability and feasibility of mobile phone-based interventions targeting illiterate women, however, is limited. Objective: To assess the acceptability and feasibility of a...

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Using Mobile Technologies to prevent Vulnerable Mothers from COVID-19 in Rural Southwestern Uganda

Overview. The current COVID-19 awareness campaigns and prevention messages used in Uganda may not be easily  accessible and understood by illiterate poor mothers due to lack of television sets where multimedia messages demonstrating COVID-19 prevention strategies (e.g. proper hand washing, coughing) are currently disseminated. Moreover, these messages are disseminated...

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My Mobile Wallet: An Intervention to Support Access to Tuberculosis Care and Medication Adherence in Rural Uganda

OverView: TB is a serious public health concern which kills more people annually than HIV and malaria combined, and poor treatment adherence limits the success of TB treatment and increases TB transmission. SMS texts and real-time adherence monitoring may provide low-cost and acceptable alternative approaches to supporting TB medication...

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