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Mobile Health Services in Africa: A New Cooperation Opportunity for Korea

dc.contributor.authorJung Jae Wook
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-18T19:03:15Z
dc.date.available2017-10-18T19:03:15Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/7464
dc.description.abstractRwanda, the landlocked country in East Africa well-known for its tragic history, is now being mentioned as a huge success example of basic-level mobile health services for pregnant women and their children, called RapidSMS, introduced by UNICEF to the Ministry of Health of Rwanda in 2009. The service enables community healthcare workers who support maternity health in local areas throughout Rwanda to use a simple SMS (short message service) to collect pregnant women's medi-cal records for all healthcare workers to share, and to receive reminders for when expectant women are due for check-ups. The very simple m-health (mobile health) project tracks changes during the 1,000 days from a child's conception and up to two years of age, the most critical time for maternal and child health. It has contributed to the reduction of maternal mortality from 750 per 100,000 live births in 2005 by one third of this in 2014-2015, according to the Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey. This is just one case how mobile technology is changing the healthcare environment in Africa.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherKorea Institute for International Economic Policy
dc.titleMobile Health Services in Africa: A New Cooperation Opportunity for Korea
dc.typeReports
dc.subject.expertProject finance
dc.subject.expertDevelopment programs
dc.subject.expertDevelopment strategy
dc.subject.expertGovernment programs
dc.subject.expertInfrastructure projects
dc.subject.expertIndustrial development
dc.subject.expertSocial change
dc.subject.expertSanitation
dc.subject.expertDiseases
dc.subject.expertWater Quality
dc.subject.expertHealth Hazards
dc.subject.expertHealth Care Services
dc.subject.expertHealth Standards
dc.subject.expertHealth Service Management
dc.subject.expertHealth Costs
dc.subject.adbCivil Society Development
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure Development
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure Development Projects
dc.subject.adbTechnology Development
dc.subject.adbUnderdevelopment
dc.subject.adbHealth Risk
dc.subject.adbHealth for All
dc.subject.adbHealth and Hygiene and the Poor
dc.subject.adbQuality of Health Care
dc.subject.adbPublic Health
dc.subject.adbPartnerships in Health Reform
dc.subject.adbHealth Systems
dc.subject.naturalInfrastructure
dc.subject.naturalCentral planning
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalPartnership
dc.subject.naturalJoint venture
dc.subject.naturalLimited partnership
dc.subject.naturalStrategic alliances
dc.subject.naturalSanitary engineering
dc.subject.naturalSanitation systems
dc.subject.naturalSanitation services
dc.subject.naturalSanitary affairs
dc.subject.naturalDelivery of health care
dc.subject.naturalPrevention of disease
dc.subject.naturalHealth status indicators
dc.contributor.imprintKorea Institute for International Economic Policy
oar.themeHealth
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-007074
oar.authorWook, Jung Jae
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