Mobile Technology Helping HCWs In South Africa
SciDev.Net: Mobile technology supports frontline health workers
“Primary health care in South Africa is notoriously overstretched and under-resourced, making the daily demands of record-keeping, home visits and patient monitoring a challenge for workers. Telemedicine — the remote provision of health care using information and communications technology (ICT) — holds great promise for a country with a shortage of health care workers. It is also an opportunity for innovative private-service providers…” (Makoni, 9/15).