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Africa’s mobile-based healthcare initiatives need regulatory and community support – not just funding

DATE POSTED:May 5, 2019

As a community health worker tasked with tracking infant vaccinations in Kenya, Collince Oluoch was overwhelmed by the burdens of the job. He encountered mothers with no record of their children’s vaccinations, caregivers who could not remember clinic visits and colleagues who fudged figures. “Is there not a better way to track this vital health information?” he wondered. Technological advancements such as mHealth – the use of mobile and wireless technologies including mobile phones to support healthcare are increasingly being viewed as the solution to this and many other questions about healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the continent experiences remarkable…

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