A realist review of mobile phone-based health interventions for non-communicable disease management in sub-Saharan Africa

6 February 2017
BioMed Central

Daniel Opoku, Victor Stephani and Wilm Quentin

The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, the use of mobile phones is rising, expanding the opportunities for the implementation of mobile phone-based health (mHealth) interventions. This review aims to understand how, why, for whom, and in what circumstances mHealth interventions against NCDs improve treatment and care in sub-Saharan Africa.