Published on in Vol 6, No 6 (2018): June

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
The Rise and Need for Mobile Apps for Maternal and Child Health Care in China: Survey Based on App Markets

The Rise and Need for Mobile Apps for Maternal and Child Health Care in China: Survey Based on App Markets

The Rise and Need for Mobile Apps for Maternal and Child Health Care in China: Survey Based on App Markets


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