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mHealth and Young People in South Africa

mHealth and Young People in South Africa

Author: Sandisile Tshuma
Price: free
No. of pages: 48
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: HealthEnabled and UNICEF South Africa
Languages: English

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This report identifies digital resources targeted at providing adolescents and young people in South Africa with sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), family planning and healthy pregnancy information and advice. The report explores young people’s self-reported online behaviours and preferred sources of information on health-related issues and their experiences with using their mobile phones including the enablers and barriers to the use of mobile phones for health-related activities. Data was collected during the period from November to December 2015. The purpose of the report is to understand strengths and limitations of existing mHealth services in reaching adolescents and young people in South Africa, particularly those who are especially vulnerable or marginalised with information and other services that will promote their sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing, including the health and wellbeing of infants and children born to young parents.





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