Prospects of mHealth services in Bangladesh: Recent evidence from Chakaria

Findings on people's knowledge, perception, use, cost and compliance with advice received from mHealth services from a 2012–13 study

Abstract

Bangladesh has a serious shortage of qualified health workforce. The limited numbers of trained service providers are based in urban areas, which limits access to quality healthcare for the rural population. mHealth provides a new opportunity to ensure access to quality services to the population. A recent review suggested that there are 19 mHealth initiatives in the country. This paper reports findings on people’s knowledge, perception, use, cost and compliance with advice received from mHealth services from a study carried out during 2012–13 in Chakaria, a rural sub-district in Bangladesh.

Citation

Fatema Khatun et al. (2014) Prospects of mHealth services in Bangladesh: Recent evidence from Chakaria. PLoS One 9(11) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111413

Prospects of mHealth services in Bangladesh: Recent evidence from Chakaria

Published 6 November 2014