"Phones for Health", information tech for health workers in Africa, to be expanded

The Voice of America yesterday reported on the expansion of the "Phones for Health" program in Africa. Phones for Health is a public-private partnership announced at the GSM World Congress in Spain in February. It aims to assist health workers in HIV/AIDS health care services management. Rwanda is the first country under the program that has a national-scale, real-time information system. Workers can submit report, order drugs, and read treatment guidelines directly on their cellphones. The program plans to expand this health management system into 9 other African countries over the next few years.
PEPFAR: "Phones-for-Health" Connecting to a Healthy Future
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