SMS for Health Information

There are 6.3 billion mobile connections globally, with 90% of the world’s population having some access to a mobile phone (compared to a 34% global penetration of the internet). Furthermore, SMS is the most used two-way communication tool globally. More than 7.8 trillion SMS were sent worldwide in 2011, a number continuing to grow. As opposed to the internet, which privileges a wealthy minority of the world’s population, SMS allows for much more equitable community engagement, particularly when working in remote, rural and poor contexts.

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SMS tools for health monitoring in Eastern Indonesia


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