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Systematic review on what works, what does not work and why of implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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59 tweeters
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Citations

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Title
Systematic review on what works, what does not work and why of implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in Africa
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-188
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Authors

Clara B Aranda-Jan, Neo Mohutsiwa-Dibe, Svetla Loukanova

Abstract

Access to mobile phone technology has rapidly expanded in developing countries. In Africa, mHealth is a relatively new concept and questions arise regarding reliability of the technology used for health outcomes. This review documents strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of mHealth projects in Africa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 8 <1%
United States 7 <1%
South Africa 4 <1%
Ghana 4 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 3 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Other 8 <1%
Unknown 1107 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 266 23%
Researcher 164 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 155 14%
Student > Bachelor 84 7%
Student > Postgraduate 81 7%
Other 220 19%
Unknown 176 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 279 24%
Social Sciences 118 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 113 10%
Computer Science 111 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 59 5%
Other 237 21%
Unknown 229 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 51. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2022.
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