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m-Health System Support For LHWs Working in Rural Areas

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  • Irshad, Humayun
  • Hassan, Ibn
  • Iqbal, Jawad
  • Aghdam, Atae Rezaei
  • Kamalpour, Mostafa

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Developing countries, particularly in their rural areas lack in health care facilities. In Pakistan, 65% of population lives in rural areas. The patients from these areas are unable to interact with the health specialists for their particular diseases. The complications faced by women during pregnancy are among the major issues in the health sector of rural areas. Due to lack of gynecologists in rural areas problems like mortalities occur. Despite having an infrastructure of Lady Health Workers (LHWs) for pregnant women in rural areas of Pakistan, practitioners face the problem of collecting information about the patient. This lack of information and communication has resulted in most unfortunate situation among pregnant women of villages. This article therefore proposes an application for LHWs and gynecologists using Personal Data Assistant (PDA) for real time communication and health care.

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  • Irshad, Humayun & Hassan, Ibn & Iqbal, Jawad & Aghdam, Atae Rezaei & Kamalpour, Mostafa, "undated". "m-Health System Support For LHWs Working in Rural Areas," Working Paper 221806, Harvard University OpenScholar.
  • Handle: RePEc:qsh:wpaper:221806
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