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Mobile Technology for Community Health in Ghana: what happens when technical functionality threatens the effectiveness of digital health programs?

Amnesty E. LeFevre, Diwakar Mohan, David Hutchful, Larissa Jennings, Garrett Mehl, Alain Labrique, Karen Romano, Anitha Moorthy
2017 BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making  
In this case study of the Mobile Technology for Health (MOTECH) program in Ghana, we assess the platform's effectiveness in delivering messages, along with user response across sites in five districts  ...  Despite the growing use of technology in the health sector, little evidence is available on the technological performance of mobile health programs nor on the willingness of target users to utilize these  ...  The Ghanaian Ministry of Health in Accra, Ghana also approved the study's activities as part of routine monitoring and evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12911-017-0421-9 pmid:28292288 pmcid:PMC5351254 fatcat:tieq3vxpcbdejfw3elbmarelju

Ghana: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

International Monetary Fund
2006 IMF Staff Country Reports  
This country document for Ghana, dated November 2005, is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.  ...  Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and the IMF.  ...  The disruptive effects of civil strife and external aggression threaten the practice of good governance.  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781451814934.002 fatcat:as53uy3bo5fs7clvdjcl3hii2m

Ghana: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: 2006 Annual Progress Report

International Monetary Fund
2009 IMF Staff Country Reports  
This country document for Ghana, dated March 2005, is being made available on the IMF website by agreement with the member country as a service to users of the IMF website.  ...  Poverty Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Reports (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and  ...  The implementation of GPRS /DMTDPs will be more effective when everyone knows what objectives have been agreed on and what indicators will be used to measure progress.  ... 
doi:10.5089/9781451815023.002 fatcat:6sdhnqy72ng7rotkdaqcnme6ii


2022 2022 International Conference on Decision Aid Sciences and Applications (DASA)  
The selected features from EEG recordings of 23 subjects (AD-12 and NC-11) are used to train and test the Leastsquare support vector machine (LS-SVM) classifier with three different kernel functions.  ...  Only Hjorth parameters (activity, mobility, complexity) are selected using the Kruskal-Wallis test.  ...  In today's world, every single person uses a mobile phone. The child and teenagers also use mobile phones with the internet to communicate with their parents when they are in the office.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dasa54658.2022.9765271 fatcat:ttqppf4j3navnaxe653mrzmezi

Stakeholders' Attitudes Towards the Management and Preservation of Digital Cultural Heritage Resources in Ghana

Eric Boamah, Daniel G. Dorner, Gillian Oliver
2012 Australian Academic and Research Libraries  
The challenge is enormous in developing countries that, when compared to their developed counterparts, lack adequate resources and technologies for effective digital resources management and preservation  ...  In today's world of digital technologies, cultural heritage institutions, particularly in developed countries, are seeking ways to create national digital memories for the future of the citizenry.  ...  These resources inform about what happened in the past, guide what happens in the present and provide direction for the future.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00048623.2012.10722289 fatcat:awyqvo7scve5plvcbkdgdfrlym

In Between Hogging and Passing the Mic; Or, the Unintended Consequences of Networked Radio in Ghana

Nii Kotei Nikoi, Seyram Avle
2022 Bandung: Journal of the Global South  
We do this through an analysis of how two English-speaking radio stations in Ghana act as intermediaries between citizens and the state, underscoring how the networked elements of radio production facilitate  ...  This paper explores the relationship between networked radio, media participation, and accountability in Ghana.  ...  in Ghana work when the idealized version does not seem tenable.  ... 
doi:10.1163/21983534-09010002 fatcat:25blmfn46bey7abvax2ei4eme4

Civil Society as Idea and Civil Society as Process: The Case of Ghana

Lindsay Whitfield
2003 Oxford Development Studies  
in three-figure digits; and public health, education, transport and roads were in terrible condition.  ...  When such theories take on an analytical guise, the effect is to obfuscate rather than illuminate what is actually going on.  ...  The ten administrative regions of Ghana were divided into 6 zones, each having one seat, except for the northern zone which has two.  ... 
doi:10.1080/1360081032000111751 fatcat:oiyubkxj3zeedfmjhtjz4dqmg4

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Internal Audit Control in Ensuring Public and Private Sector Integrity and Accountability (A Case of Ghana Agric. Development Bank and the Fan Milk Industry-Ghana)

Emmanuel Opoku Ware
2016 International Journal of Management and Economics Invention  
What other instruments are necessary for internal audit to be efficient in mitigating risk of fraud and corruption.  ...  The study found out that, strong controls exist in the control environment and monitoring activities components of the internal control systems of banks in Ghana.  ...  Much depends on what the community or society demands and this in turn is a function of what is prepared to trust and types of risk to which it feels vulnerable.  ... 
doi:10.18535/ijmei/v2i9.11 fatcat:v2vyrqkul5fjjnwbysvzdojv3e

Tele-centres as a way of achieving universal access—the case of Ghana

Morten Falch, Amos Anyimadu
2003 Telecommunications Policy  
Creation of a countrywide network of tele-based information centres (or 'tele-centres') offers a low cost opportunity to empower local communities in developed and developing countries to meet the challenges  ...  of the information society.  ...  However, one thing is certain; developing countries cannot afford to wait and see what happens'' (ITU, 1995) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0308-5961(02)00092-7 fatcat:e7lsyul7irgnhf643nhltfmzbu

A Comparison of Recruitment Methods for an mHealth Intervention Targeting Mothers: Lessons from the Growing Healthy Program

Rachel A Laws, Eloise-Kate V Litterbach, Elizabeth A Denney-Wilson, Catherine G Russell, Sarah Taki, Kok-Leong Ong, Rosalind M Elliott, Sharyn J Lymer, Karen J Campbell
2016 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Notes This chapter is concerned with what happens once basic communications are widely available. How can mobile devices be used to enhance health care?  ...  Awareness raising and training is essential to engage effectively with health care services when using mobiles for health care at home.  ...  Information and Communications for Development 2012: Maximizing Mobile analyzes the growth and evolution of mobile telephony, including the rise of data-based services delivered to handheld devices through  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.5691 pmid:27634633 pmcid:PMC5043120 fatcat:rbg45p6xzzcgxe3b43jnav7nuy

Overcoming the Digital Divide in Developing Countries: An Examination of Ghana's Strategies to Promote Universal Access to Information Communication Technologies (ICTs)

F. L. K. Ohemeng, K. Ofosu-Adarkwa
2014 Journal of Developing Societies  
What follows then is a short discussion about the emergence of digital government in Ghana and the problem of the digital divide.  ...  A major problem with ICT, however, is that of what has been described as the digital divide: the gap between the Internet literacy, and perhaps aptitude for it, of the citizens, households, businesses  ...  The program, which began in 2008, is a collaboration between the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) and the Ministries of Education, Health, and Agriculture to facilitate the extension  ... 
doi:10.1177/0169796x14536970 fatcat:lael4cqprrgptjucpgwbdmsaym

Cybermigration: Connections, Human Mobility and Media Culture. An Italian Case Study

Giacomo Buoncompagni
2021 Advances in Applied Sociology  
himself, crossing geographical and cultural barriers, sustained by the power of electronic (and digital) media, able to imagine the future and himself within new environ-  ...  The migration process, dependent on international interconnections and the symbolic contents of the media, now sees a new protagonist, a new social subject-nomadic, cosmopolitan, capable of redefining  ...  Thousands of mobile phones and other digital electronic devices arrive in the majority of Africa's main shopping centers; Accra, the capital of Ghana, is the heart of electronic waste disposal traffic  ... 
doi:10.4236/aasoci.2021.112006 fatcat:44vx3uhecvbz3pub5occmepesi

Acceptability and Barriers to Use of the ASMAN Provider-Facing Electronic Platform for Peripartum Care in Public Facilities in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, India: A Qualitative Study Using the Technology Acceptance Model-3

Gulnoza Usmanova, Ashley Gresh, Megan A. Cohen, Young-Mi Kim, Ashish Srivastava, Chandra Shekhar Joshi, Deepak Chandra Bhatt, Rachel Haws, Rajni Wadhwa, Pompy Sridhar, Nupur Bahl, Pratibha Gaikwad (+1 others)
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The evolving field of mobile health (mHealth) is revolutionizing collection, management, and quality of clinical data in health systems.  ...  We conducted a content analysis of qualitative in-depth interviews using the Technology Acceptance Model 3 (TAM-3) to explore perspectives of providers and health managers in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan  ...  We sincerely thank the Project Management Unit, involved in driving the program interventions and review and finalization of the study, as well as both state governments for their continuous support and  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17228333 pmid:33187163 fatcat:5zyqrgd4brgvdpafqhnarclg5m

Innovations to Overcome the Increasingly Complex Problems of Hunger

Joachim von Braun
2018 Social Science Research Network  
Digital technology is a game changer for food and nutrition security.  ...  Key elements of inclusive policies and partnerships are agricultural development in the hunger-affected rural areas and communities to improve productivity will remain a major part of solutions.  ...  Digital Technologies for Food Security The mobile phone has not only become the most important communication technology globally, but also offers numerous additional functions such as access to the internet  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3161919 fatcat:54vroz2x7jcjnbdumyw7blapse

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Gameli Adzaho, Bruce Baikie, Jacqueline Baljeu, Matthew Battles, Jacqueline Beauchere, Elsa Brown, Jane O Burns, Patrick Burton, Jasmina Byrne, Maximillion Colombo (+37 others)
2015 Social Science Research Network  
The opportunity to share our experiences with our international colleagues was invaluable, and we eagerly look forward to a collaborative future. References / Resources / Links  ...  Harnessing the Power of Digital Technology for Education in Ghana [Blog post].  ...  I observed some of our students at Keta Senior High Technical School in Ghana use technology in the manner described above.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2585686 fatcat:ehi5kz4qmrc2ni5kiqfc5btzbe
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