A recently released UN report points to cell phones and computers applications as catalysts for changes in healthcare delivery in some countries. One program, Cell-Life, uses text messages to remind mothers in South Africa to give children with HIV antiretrovirals, and informs them about what to expect and how to manage the side effects. Another program, D-Tree, helps aid workers properly treat malnourished children, an important consideration in a country where fully six percent of children are malnourished. These solutions have, the report suggests, the potential to save the lives of thousands of mothers and children worldwide.
27 September 2011
Low-Cost Healthcare Goes High-Tech
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