The emerging field of ‘m-health’ technology applications is the focus of the Mobile Health Summit that started in Cape Town this week (6-9 June, 2011). With over 5 billion mobile users worldwide, This provides an opportunity for healthcare providers to improve healthcare for people living in hard-to-reach areas especially developing areas like Africa. Organised by GSMA, a body that spans 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations.

The incredible advancement of mobile communications has created an opportunity to revolutionise the healthcare industry. The distribution of healthcare services through mobile platforms has the potential to be life-changing for billions of people. Those in underdeveloped societies who lack healthcare services can benefit from care through remote diagnosis, wellness tutorials and basic emergency care. Digital medical records, instant alerts for medicine intake and constant remote monitoring aid people constantly on the move.

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