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Mobile Technologies, Artificial Intelligence Helping Move Some African Markets Toward Universal Health Coverage

Newsweek: How AI can help Africa get universal health care before America
“…Efforts to increase [health] coverage are underway: From Rwanda to South Africa, telemedicine and artificial intelligence have enabled health tech platforms to emerge, and allowed doctors to treat patients in under-resourced areas remotely, efficiently, and cheaply via mobile devices. Given increasing mobile penetration, low digitization costs, and few policy barriers, African markets are poised to use AI to leapfrog traditional health care infrastructure and achieve economically viable universal health coverage…” (Alonge, 10/30).

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