Effectiveness of mHealth to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening: Systematic Review of Interventions

Jacques L. Tamuzi, Ley M Muyaya, Jonathan L. Tshimwanga, Linda Zeng


Estimated one million plus women worldwide are currently living with cervical cancer. Many of them have not any access to health services for prevention, curative treatment or palliative care. Actually, cervical cancer is a public health issue in Sub-Saharan Africa as the result of the highest incidence of HIV-infected women. Pilot mHealth projects have shown that mobiles phones improve communication, information-delivery and information-retrieval processes over vast distances between healthcare service providers and patients. This study reviewed whether mHealth interventions could improve cancer screening uptake in risk women.

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