Nigeria's First Pre-Incubation Space, CcHUB conducted a survey to better understand mobile phone usage patterns among Nigerian healthcare professionals. 1,243 health workers were interviewed in Lagos over a 4-week period.
Almost half of the survey group (43.8%) were nursing practitioners while 17% were general medical practitioners; others included community health workers (10.9%), specialist medical workers (5.3%) and pharmacists (3.5%).
The infographics of the survey below:
- The Medical Dictionary (44.2%) and Medscape (43.1%) are the most popular healthcare mobile applications
- 44.5% of survey respondents report that mobile phones significantly improve communication within the hospital
- To improve their work, 44.6% of respondents use their mobile phones to keep in touch with patients
- The most common mobile phone activities are web browsing (33.1%) and making phone calls (32.7%)
- 36.4% of respondents use their devices for continuous learning, improvement and research.
- About one third of respondents (34.8%) earn between NGN 20,000 - NGN 50,000 per month. 30.7% earn a monthly salary between N 50,000 - N 100,000
- Whatsapp (29.9%) is the most used mobile chat application amongst health practitioners
- 78.6% of our sample size use mobile internet
- 64.6% spending between NGN 1,000-NGN 2,000 a month on data