South Africa is leading the way in launching mobile health (m-health) services with some of the most successful and best known m-health initiatives having been developed in this country.
Director of Mobile Health Africa, Andrea Monteiro, points out that, “Africa suffers more than 24 percent of the global burden of disease, but has an average of only two doctors per 10 000 people - a shocking statistic.”
Monteiro argues that the evolution of m-health services in Africa is enabling the drastic improvement of the healthcare infrastructure.
“In its most basic form it will provide access to healthcare advice and information even in the most remote parts Africa,” she explains
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