mHealth Apps In Developing Countries Focus On Basic Health Care

mHealthNews: mHealth priorities differ in developing nations
Eric Wicklund, editor of mHealthNews

“A new study making the rounds today claims that most apps in high-income regions of the world are focused on diseases, while there’s a shortage of such apps in low-income countries. … What this study doesn’t point out is that mHealth apps are thriving in low-income parts of the world, but they’re focused on different things — like basic health care. They target issues such as hygiene, nutrition, pregnancy and neonatal care. … It’s not that there’s a shortage of disease-related apps in these parts of the world — it’s just that there are far more important issues for those apps to address” (1/30).

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