The MHTF has long been a proponent of mobile health (mHealth) technology and its potential to improve maternal health outcomes. A MHTF-supported project undertaken by Medic Mobile announced a breakthrough this week at the mHealth Summit in Cape Town. Medic Mobil has developed the world’s first SIM application for global health!
Medic Mobile is building a more connected network of community health workers through a SIM application that can be used on a range of phones, including the most inexpensive kinds which are widely used in the developing world. So now, a simple cell phone can enable improved communication, education and collaboration between clinic-based doctors, health care workers and their patients in remote locations!
For all the details read the full press release here. Also take a look at a dedicated landing page with an overview of the application here.