Mobile technology is transforming global health

Mobile technology is transforming global health – mHealth involves use of everyday technology to save lives by improving healthcare delivery, research, business and policy and leveraging the speed and reach of today’s mobile technology. This can be instrumental in improving access to medicines, managing medicine supplies and diagnostic tests, equipment, gathering patient surveillance data, and stopping counterfeiting. Particularly helpful in rural areas, mobile phones, SMS messaging and electronic mapping technology can track weekly stock levels to ensure medicines are replenished at public health facilities even in the remotest rural communities.