Role of mobile phone penetration and the health index in human development

Sajda Qureshi, Mohammad Farhad Afzali

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Abstract

Studies have shown that global development efforts need to address the ability of people to achieve better livelihoods using information and communication technologies. The challenge remains one of understanding what development efforts lead to better livelihoods. As the relationship between mobile phones and health remains elusive, this paper investigates health wellbeing in the light of increasing mobile phone penetration. A simple cluster analysis of the data used on mobile phone penetration and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Health index revealed five clusters. In order to understand the effects on human development, the relationship between these variables and the Human Development Index (HDI) was carried out. The contribution of this paper is in uncovering a positive significant correlation between both mobile phone penetration and the health index as well as both variables and the HDI. This has implications for the use of mobile phones for the provision of healthcare and human development

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationA Tradition of Innovation
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683142
StatePublished - 2017
EventAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2017Aug 12 2017

Publication series

NameAMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation
Volume2017-August

Other

OtherAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/10/178/12/17

Keywords

  • Health Index (HI)
  • Human Development Index (HDI)
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Qureshi, S., & Afzali, M. F. (2017). Role of mobile phone penetration and the health index in human development. In AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation (AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation; Vol. 2017-August). Americas Conference on Information Systems.