Nov 3, 2010

Mobile Phone Technology May be the Link to Improve Health in Africa

AUTHOR:Monty Munford.SOURCE:The Telegraph

Mobile Health is finally on the rise! Life for Mothers is planning to use mHealth technology to enable community health workers to electronically register all of a region’s pregnant women and thereby ensure that doctors can follow up with their patients regularly, make sure they are taking their medications, and give them consistent medical attention. Here is an interesting article about the possibilities of using mHealth in Africa. It highlights the increased use of mobile phones throughout the continent and the incredible need for more trained health workers. Here is the link to the article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/8107690/Mobile-phones-offer-Africa-a-chance-to-put-its-health-first.html

Did you know?

Every year, more than one million children are left motherless and vulnerable because of maternal death.

Source:United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2010


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