Mobile phone applications targeted towards medicine adherence in Africa: A systematic review
Masoga, Nora Makgwara
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According to the WHO (2017), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which include stroke, cancer, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes is the leading cause of death and is responsible for seventy one percent of deaths worldwide. Beaglehole et al., (2009) reported that management of chronic diseases depends primarily on early detection of early disease, identification of high-risk status, interventions including pharmacological and psychosocial intercessions and long term follow up with monitoring and promotion of adherence to treatment.