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mHealth for Development: The Opportunity of Mobile Technology for Healthcare in the Developing World

Author: Vital Wave Consulting
Organisation: UN Foundation-Vodafone Foundation Partnership
Publish Date: 2009
Country: Global
Sector: Health
Method: Foresight
Theme: ICT
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: mHealth, eHealth, Healthcare, Developing countries, Mobile technology, Mobile phone, Mobile communications, Health

Mounting interest in the field of mHealth—the provision of health-related services via mobile communications— can be traced to the evolution of several interrelated trends. In many parts of the world, epidemics and a shortage of healthcare workers continue to present grave challenges for governments and health providers. Yet in these same places, the explosive growth of mobile communications over the past decade offers a new hope for the promotion of quality healthcare. Among those who had previously been left behind by the ‘digital divide,’ billions now have access to reliable technology.
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