Brief overview of African mobile health initiatives

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In honor of World AIDS Day 2012 (Dec. 1), we compiled a list of health initiatives in Africa that utilize technology. 80 percent of African illnesses stem from preventable infectious diseases and the percentage of African adults who are infected with HIV/AIDS is 21 times the world average. The number of those infected must (and can) decline at a faster rate.

eHealth (the use of any form of information and communication technology for health services and information) has slowly improved the level of African healthcare for years. mHealth, a subset of eHealth, has existed for nearly as long. Still, the WHO finds that nearly 90% of the world’s population still could benefit from the opportunities provided by mobile technologies. Financial support (from governments and private donors) and knowledge on how to implement these solutions are greatly needed. Further regulation is required as to not make healthcare a commodity, among other things. ===> Continue Reading

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