Role of mHealth applications for improving antenatal and postnatal care in low and middle income countries: a systematic review

BMC Health Services Research
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Research article
Role of mHealth applications for improving antenatal and postnatal care in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
From 1990 to 2015, the number of maternal deaths globally has dropped by 43%. Despite this, progress in attaining MDG 5 is not remarkable in LMICs. Only 52% of pregnant women in LMICs obtain WHO recommended minimum of four antenatal consultations and the coverage of postnatal care is relatively poor. In recent years, the increased cellphone penetration has brought the potential for mHealth to improve preventive maternal healthcare services. The objective of this review is to assess the effectiveness of mHealth solutions on a range of maternal health outcomes by categorizing the interventions according to the types of mHealth applications.Authors: Anam Feroz, Shagufta Perveen and Wafa Aftab
Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:704
Published on: 7 November 2017