Characteristics of At-Scale mHealth Projects in the Global South: A Case Study Approach

13 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2019 Last revised: 27 Aug 2019

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Muge Haseki

University of Pennsylvania

Christopher S. Yoo

University of Pennsylvania Law School; University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication; University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science

Sharada Srinivasan

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Date Written: July 27, 2019

Abstract

Mobile health (mHealth) has emerged as a popular practice due to the increasing penetration of mobile phones in low-resource environments. However, most of the data come from pilot studies, where the findings are drawn mostly from a single media use interface and short-term based, leaving us with a limited understanding about the long-term use and impact of these services. As the more programs and countries aim to establish scaled, sustainable mhealth programs, it is therefore important to study mHealth programs in more depth to understand what makes them successful. The goal of this study is to evaluate five mHealth projects at different levels of scale in five different countries to understand in what ways the scaled projects are similar or different than those that did not scale.

Keywords: mhealth, maternal health, case study

Suggested Citation

Haseki, Muge and Yoo, Christopher S. and Srinivasan, Sharada, Characteristics of At-Scale mHealth Projects in the Global South: A Case Study Approach (July 27, 2019). TPRC47: The 47th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427588

Muge Haseki (Contact Author)

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Christopher S. Yoo

University of Pennsylvania Law School ( email )

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University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication ( email )

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University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science ( email )

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Sharada Srinivasan

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ( email )

3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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