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Information And Communications Technology Revolution In The Developing World

Charles Ebikeme, a writer who “has worked for many years as a research scientist on African sleeping sickness,” examines a health revolution in information and communications technology (ICT) taking place across the developing world in this “End the Neglect” blog post, writing, “The initial concept of telemedicine now spans a wide spectrum of applications, labels, contexts, and platforms.” He continues, “Whether you call it m-Health, e-Health, or telehealth, the goal is the same — the use of information communication technology for health,” adding, “The continuing change to the global health landscape comes with a new realization that cell and mobile phones can be used in many of the poorest and most remote regions has altered perceptions of what can be done” (9/1).