Research and Innovation

Using a mobile phone-based multimedia technology to support maternal health in rural southwestern Uganda

The overall goal of the MatHealth project is to improve maternal health using a mobile phone-based multimedia application among illiterate women in rural southwestern Uganda. The study develops a theoretically founded and empirically validated conceptual framework demonstrating the initial acceptability and feasibility of the optimal multimedia prototype to support...

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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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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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Patient-centered mobile technology interventions to improve maternal health in Uganda (M-Health)

Overview: Antenatal care (ANC) is a mainstay of preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality but utilization of these services in Uganda remains low. Consequently, maternal and perinatal mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Short message service (SMS) and other mobile health (mHealth) interventions have been...

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