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'Every Child Deserves A 5th Birthday' Weekly Theme Is mHealth

The Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday theme for this week is mHealth, an e-mail alert from USAID reports. “While health effects typically take hold first in the richest parts of society then trickle down, mobile technology gives everyone access to the same information at the same time, so they can use it in the same way,” the email states, adding, “By implementing mobile technologies like SMS texting, using geographical tagging, and sending photos to aid in diagnosis, mHealth can be transformative” (6/5).