mHealth Rising

More than 100,000 children in Kenya have had vision screenings via a mobile phone app called Peek. Drones controlled by tablets have helped researchers investigate the spread of malaria in Malaysian Borneo. In Cambodia, voice mails have encouraged women to use contraception.
 
As more of the developing world gains access to mobile phones—an estimated 5.5 billion people will be using them by 2021—millions more are likely to benefit from these and other efforts of mHealth: the use of mobile and wireless tech to achieve health objectives.
 
As smart phones become more ubiquitous than access to bank accounts and running water, mHealth experts see the potential for even more health innovations.
 
Source: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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