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  • mHealth

    The Use of Mobile to Drive Improved Nutrition Outcomes: Successes and Best Practices from the mHealth Industry

    April 9, 2015 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research
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    This report showcases a selection of mNutrition activities being implemented in the GSMA mHealth programme’s priority countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report also investigates the best practices which have contributed to the success of these nutrition interventions.

    Download: The Use of Mobile to Drive Improved Nutrition Outcomes: Successes and Best Practices from the mHealth Industry

  • mHealth

    GSMA mHealth Country Feasibility Report: Mozambique 2015

    March 9, 2015 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research
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    This report aims to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the current state of mHealth in Mozambique. Information has been gathered and presented in the context of the GSMA Pan-African mHealth Initiative and more specifically is aligned to the aim of the 10-country nutrition initiative – to develop commercially sustainable mHealth services that meet public health needs, in the areas of demand generation, registration and data surveillance.

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    GSMA mHealth Country Feasibility Report: Zambia 2015

    March 9, 2015 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research
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    This report aims to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the current state of mHealth in Zambia. Information has been gathered and presented in the context of the GSMA Pan-African mHealth Initiative and more specifically is aligned to the aim of the 10-country nutrition initiative – to develop commercially sustainable mHealth services that meet public health needs, in the areas of demand generation, registration and data surveillance.

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  • mHealth

    mHealth Regulation Impact Assessment: Africa

    March 3, 2015 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research
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    This report provides a high-level compilation of the mHealth legal and regulatory landscapes in ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of this report is to provide the mHealth community with, where possible, an overview of legal provisions contained within the existing legal frameworks that may have a direct impact on mHealth initiatives.

    Download: mHealth Regulation Impact Assessment: Africa

  • mHealth

    The Importance of Partnerships in mHealth

    February 24, 2015 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research | Report
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    While there has been much talk about the need for partnerships within mHealth and the value that they bring, the evidence to date has been largely qualitative. The GSMA recently conducted an mHealth Tracker survey, among 276 mHealth services across the 10 countries included in the mobile nutrition (mNutrition) initiative. This report highlights some of the best practices and evidence regarding partnerships within mHealth services across the surveyed markets.

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  • mHealth

    Mobile SIM-based Medical Applications

    February 17, 2015 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | White Paper
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    This white paper will explore the potential of enhanced mobile technologies enabled by the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) in the evolution of mHealth services. As mobile technology becomes more affordable and widespread across the world, the application of mobile enabled technology to the delivery of healthcare services has great promise in contributing to improving the health of millions. This paper is intended to start and frame the discussion.

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  • mHealth

    GSMA mHealth Country Feasibility Report: Tanzania 2015

    February 12, 2015 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research
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    This report aims to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the current state of mHealth in Tanzania. Information has been gathered and presented in the context of the GSMA Pan-African mHealth Initiative and more specifically is aligned to the aim of the 10-country nutrition initiative – to develop commercially sustainable mHealth services that meet public health needs, in the areas of demand generation, registration and data surveillance.

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  • mHealth

    Maternal messaging & mHealth programmes: Empowering and enabling decision makers to include mHealth services into their budgets

    December 8, 2014 | | Global | Tool
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    Sustaining grant- or donor-funded mHealth services once funding has come to an end is a major challenge worldwide. This has largely been attributed to a lack of understanding of the true financial implications as well as a lack of empirical evidence of the effectiveness of such programmes.

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  • mHealth

    GSMA Country Feasibility Report: Ghana 2014

    December 3, 2014 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Presentation, Research
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    This document provides an overview of the feasibility of mHealth in Ghana, as well as an overview of mobile and health in Ghana.

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  • mHealth

    Maternal mHealth: Solution / Product and Technology Framework

    December 2, 2014 | | Global | Tool
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    This mHealth Product / Solutions and Technology (P&T) Framework provides principles, models, concepts, and guidelines for delivering interoperable mobile solutions for maternal health. It broadens and extends previous work developed by the GSMA and others and was developed based on information and research carried out towards implementing mobile and maternal health programs and projects in African countries, including a maternal health information exchange and a maternal messaging program.

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  • mHealth

    mHealth for MNCH Impact Model

    November 25, 2014 |
    This mHealth monitoring and evaluation framework facilitates the measurement of a common set of indicators across all implementing partners, while accommodating differentiation across service providers and implementing strategies.

  • Mobile for Development

    Blueprint: Ebola Mobile Response

    October 24, 2014 |
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    The GSMA, through its Mobile for Development mHealth and Disaster Response programmes, has developed the Ebola Mobile Response, comprised of three phases and which is replicable across countries. This document sets out the response in the form of a blueprint for Phase 1. Guidance on the other phases will follow. Operators are encouraged to use this guidance for immediate activation of a response or to supplement work already started.

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  • mHealth

    South Africa: mHealth Community Health Worker Research

    September 3, 2014 |
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    This document presents the findings of Community Healthcare Worker research undertaken in South Africa, with the aim of providing insights for the development and launch of mHealth services.

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  • mHealth

    South Africa: End Consumer Primary Research

    July 2, 2014 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research
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    This document presents the findings of end consumer primary research undertaken in South Africa, with the aim of providing insights for the development and launch of mHealth services.

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  • mHealth

    GSMA Country Feasibility Report: Nigeria 2014

    May 27, 2014 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Presentation, Research
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    This document provides an overview of the feasibility of mHealth in Nigeria, as well as an overview of mobile and health in Nigeria.

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  • mHealth

    GSMA Country Feasibility Report: Malawi 2014

    May 19, 2014 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Presentation, Research
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    This document provides an overview of the feasibility of mHealth in Malawi, as well as an overview of mobile and health in Malawi.

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  • mHealth

    GSMA Country Feasibility Report: South Africa 2014

    May 6, 2014 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Presentation, Research
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    This document provides an overview of the feasibility of mHealth in South Africa, as well as an overview of mobile and health in South Africa.

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  • mHealth

    South Africa mHealth Feasibility Report

    September 19, 2013 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research | Research
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    This document aims to provide an overview of the feasibility of mHealth in South Africa from the mobile operator perspective, by describing at a high level: The opportunity for mHealth; Current mHealth services; Implementation landscape; Policy / regulatory environment; and Options for scaling.

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  • mHealth

    South Africa mHealth Landscape

    August 28, 2013 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Research
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    This document provides an in-depth landscaping of mHealth in South Africa.

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  • mHealth

    GSMA mHealth Infographic: MDG 6 - How mHealth is Supporting the Combat of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

    December 5, 2012 | | Global | Research, Infographic
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    This infographic highlights the How mHealth is Supporting the Combat of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • mHealth

    Webinar Slides: How to maximise the impact of mHealth services for maternal and child health

    November 14, 2012 | | Global | Presentation
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    These are the slides for GSMA mHealth’s webinar “How to maximise the impact of mHealth services for maternal and child health” which occured on 13 November 2012.

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    View a recording of the webinar

  • mHealth

    Using mHealth to Support Universal Health Access

    May 30, 2012 | | Global | Presentation, Research
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    This report discusses: Current State of Global Healthcare: Health Gains & Failures; Global & Regional Overview of mHealth Services; mHealth Services Addressing Universal Health Indicators; Review of 794 Mobile Operators’ Involvement in mHealth; Examples within the mHealth Categories and Regions; and the Future Development of the mHealth Tracker.

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  • mHealth

    Health Hotline Services in Emerging Markets

    May 30, 2012 | | Global | White Paper
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    Health hotlines (medical call centres) play an important role particularly in preventative medicine and disease diagnosis, strengthening over-burdened health facilities and healthcare service delivery, especially in developing countries

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  • mHealth

    Integrating Healthcare: The Role and Value of Mobile Operators in eHealth

    May 29, 2012 | | Global | White Paper
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    This paper explores the emerging role of mobile operators in eHealth: the GSMA presents opportunities for mobile operators to play a significant role in integrating systems, organisations and people across the health system, effectively integrating mobile into the health patient pathway.

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  • mHealth

    South Africa Mobile Health Market Opportunity Analysis Full Report

    October 4, 2011 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | White Paper, Case Study
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    Healthcare stakeholders are increasingly turning their attention to the opportunities that can be enabled through the application of mobile technologies in health. Despite a significant body of research documenting the potential benefits of mobile within healthcare, there remain a number of obstacles to realising this potential and achieving sustainability.

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  • mHealth

    South Africa Mobile Health Market Opportunity Analysis Summary

    October 4, 2011 | | Sub-Saharan Africa | Case Study, White Paper
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    Healthcare in South Africa is at a critical juncture, facing profound inequalities between public and private healthcare, escalation of costs and critical shortages of healthcare professionals. These and other challenges require immediate, innovative and scalable solutions. There must be a renewed and major investment in health if current gaps in provision are to be filled, something the Government is already planning with its introduction of a new National Health Insurance scheme.

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  • mHealth

    MET Key Design Considerations for Service Development

    September 1, 2011 | | Global | White Paper
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    Mobile Health technologies and services are proliferating as both the healthcare and mobile industries become increasingly aware and interested in their potential to improve efficiencies and access while reducing costs. The number of wellness and health related applications has grown exponentially as consumers incorporate health and fitness information and tools into their mobile lifestyle.

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  • mHealth

    MET Framework for Technology Assessment for Mobile Health

    September 1, 2011 | | Global | White Paper
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    This paper aims to help mobile industry develop a strategy around the architecture that is needed to deliver on Mobile Health strategies, including the extent to which existing infrastructure can be leveraged, which net new capabilities need to be created, considerations for integration into other systems from other partners and stakeholders.

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  • mHealth

    MET Mobile Health Services Marketing

    September 1, 2011 | | Global | White Paper
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    This paper provides an initial look at the current state of Mobile Health services marketing in developing countries and begins to synthesise the learnings and draw out the differences with respect to the marketing and promotion of Mobile Health services relative to traditional health services or other mobile VAS.

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  • mHealth

    Mobile Health in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    March 1, 2011 | | Global | White Paper
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    This overview examines the extent to which mobile applications can support the pharmaceutical sector. It will examine why these applications have largely not been driven by the mobile industry, and identifies the potential role for MNOs if they want to take on a larger portion of this sector.

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  • mHealth

    Mobile Health in the Health Insurance Industry

    March 1, 2011 | | Global | White Paper
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    This overview examines the extent to which mobile applications can support the health insurer sector. It will examine why these applications have largely not been driven by the mobile industry, and identifies the potential role for MNOs if they want to take on a larger portion of this sector.

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  • mHealth

    Policy and Regulation for Innovation in Mobile Health

    February 11, 2011 | | Global | Research, White Paper
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    As healthcare systems around the world tackle the challenges of rising demand and expectations, mobile communications are opening up new possibilities for improving access, for freeing time for clinicians to spend on care rather than administration, and for engaging people in their own health and wellness.

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  • mHealth

    Mobile Health: Who Pays?

    February 8, 2011 | | Global | Research
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    Published by GSMA & ATKearney. Mobile Health is big news in the telecoms industry. Although there is little consensus on the size, or even scope, of the global market for mobile health, several sources predict a market in the United States on the order of 4.5 billion dollars within the next two to three years.

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