According to a recent survey by mHealth Alliance, the doctor to patient ratio is 1:250,000 in developing countries. But it’s also interesting to know that the same countries account for more than 80% of the 5 billion mobile subscribers worldwide.
If a person has a mobile phone, it means he has access to information. Access to mobile phone can mean better access to health information and improved well-being in these countries. One example of how mobile phones are making an impact in promoting health is with the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action partnership that “has developed free, adaptable messages informed by experts in maternal, newborn and child health” that are being used and downloaded by 161 organizations in 54 nations around the world. [twitter.com/HealthITplus]
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