Using technology to boost healthcare

A man checks his mobile phone. Developing countries have been working to strengthen and modernise their systems for collecting and aggregating health information using new tools. FILE PHOTO |

What you need to know:

  • Digital technologies like the mobile phone are now in the hands of many people who stand to benefit the most from them.
  • Developing countries have been working to strengthen and modernise their systems for collecting and aggregating health information using new tools. But the gains made have been below expectations.

In developing countries and communities, information communication technologies have increasingly become the central cog in economic and social development.

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