Photos: Mobile Healthcare in developing countries

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Text to Change

Text to Change

Text to Change, the Dutch non-profit organisation, is an example of how a simple application can make a big difference. It runs a series of four week education programmes using SMS messaging. Each programme starts with an announcement SMS message to target a group of mobile users in a given region, which encourages them to opt into a questionnaire. Participants are then sent multiple choice quiz questions as SMS messages. They receive airtime as an incentive.

 

Mobile technology has the potential to revolutionise health care in developing countries, particularly in the area of heath awareness schemes and training health care professionals.
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