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The Role of mHealth in Uganda: -A Tool to reach Development
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The thesis addresses mHealth in Uganda and aims to map out how different factors affect the field and what challenges there are in using mobile phones.

By using theories the thesis conclude that the organisational structures is unorganised due to lack in communication and communication. The thesis also address many factors that affect the field and to reach development in Uganda the organisations need to target the whole system of components. Coordination from governmental institutions and a will for collaboration between NGO's and government is important if a sustainable organisational structure and development should be attained. ICTs such as mobile phones can be a useful tool in reaching this goal. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 119 p.
Keyword [en]
mHealth, M4D, ICT4D, NGO's, organisational structure, peace and development, communication, Uganda, System theory
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26926OAI: diva2:631486
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
Public Relations and Communication Programme with Specialization in Peace Studies & Development Work, 180 credits
2013-06-07, Växjö, Sweden, 09:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-07-01 Created: 2013-06-20 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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