Using mobile technology to improve maternal health and fight Ebola: A case study of mobile innovation in Nigeria

by Darrell M. West
The Brookings Institution, March 2015

20 pp. 479 kB:
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2015/03/11-mobile-
technology-nigeria-west/ctinigeria.pdf
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Medical practitioners, government agencies, and private industry are beginning to learn how mobile technology can be harnessed to develop and inspire solutions to aid the health of people and nations. In this report the author examines mHealth applications in Africa. In particular, he focuses on Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and takes a brief look at other innovations occurring in the North African country of Morocco. He examines how mobile technologies have improved maternal health care and helped deal with disease outbreaks such as Ebola.

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