Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data collected in 2012–2014 from over 4500 young people (aged 8–25 y) in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa, this paper documents practices of using mobile phones to seek healthcare and the new therapeutic opportunities they create, alongside the constraints, contingencies and risks.
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The Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (#HSR2020) - which is co-sponsored by Health Systems Global (HSG) - takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 8-12 November 2020.
Blog: Universal Health Coverage - where did we get lost?
The global community has established a shared and widely accepted vision on the importance and significance of global goals, such as the SDGs and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, the contextual significance of achieving these goals and objectives varies depending on the context.
In this paper we reflect on the inter-generational encounters which are embedded in young people’s cell phone interactions, and consider the wider societal implications, not least the potential for associated shifts in the generational balance of power.
Exploring how the rapid expansion of mobile phone usage is impacting on young lives and examines how policy makers can support the positive aspects of change, with studies conducted across Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.
Drawing on published material, gray literature, and personal research, this article explores the implications of growth in mobile phone usage across Africa for patterns of physical mobility, organization of transport services, and the potential for improved transport planning.
Through this innovative 2-year mobile learning project, the Institute of Education, University of London (IoE) and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) aim to advance the training and supervision of community health workers (CHWs) in Kenya.