Use of Mobile Phones and Text Messaging to Decrease the Turnaround Time for Early Infant HIV Diagnosis and Notification in Rural Zambia: An Observational Study

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Sutcliffe C.G. et al. (2017). BMC Pediatrics. 17:66. DOI: 10.1186/s12887-017-0822-z.

This study evaluated the use of mobile phones in Zambia to improve the process of early infant diagnosis. The feasibility of using mobile phones to notify mothers of the availability of test results either directly, or through their local rural health center, was assessed. In addition, the performance of a national short message service (SMS) reporting system to deliver test results from the central laboratory to the clinic was evaluated during the first two years of implementation.