CRG Seminar: The promise and pitfalls of mHealth in Africa

Photo: Tom Saater (via Flickr).

This event will take place online. Registrees will receive a link one day before the start of the event.

Read the full programme.

Over the past year, researchers in the Collaborative Research Group 'Pioneering Futures of Health and Well-Being' conducted multiple explorative studies on perceptions of and experiences with mHealth and Schistomosiasis in Africa. Focusing on case studies in Chad, using qualitative and quantitative research approaches, studies were conducted with patients and communities where mHealth interventions are being implemented, with doctors involved in these interventions, as well as with Europe-based international organisations initiating and supporting mHealth projects. In this seminar, the CRG members present emerging findings from these studies to gain deeper understanding of the promise and pitfalls of mHealth in Africa. Due to the mobile phone penetration, hopes have been placed in mHealth to increase access to healthcare. In addition, the aim of the seminar to explore how our preliminary insights help identify critical issues and gaps that need to be taken up in future research and practice.


Dr Akinyinka Akinyoade (ASCL).

Bruno Allahissem (UNHCR).

Janina Hubmann (research intern).

Didier Lalaye (medical doctor).

Dr André Leliveld (ASCL).

Date, time and location

25 June 2021
09.30 - 12.00
Online event