Assessment of mHealth applications for their potential to provide essential healthcare information for citizens in low resource settings

by Geoff Royston
mHIFA (mobile Healthcare Information For All), January 2017

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The mHIFA Working Group is leading the HIFA community in achieving Mobile Healthcare Information For All, with a focus on information for citizens, parents and children. Recent years have seen an explosion in the use of mobile phones in low and middle income countries (LMICs). This transformation in communication, especially in areas where electricity and infrastructure is scarce, represents a unique opportunity to revolutionise access to health information. Resources such as “Where There is No Doctor” and the Red Cross First Aid app should be available on every mobile phone, for use as and when needed.

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