We are supporting ICAN in their “Cape to Cairo” project to improve healthcare by using smartphones. The following statements are from ICAN:
Smartphones are transforming healthcare in remote locations.
In a digital age, the requirement for patients and doctors to be in the same location is eliminated. Patients suffering from chronic diseases who live in rural areas will be able to “visit” with primary care physicians or specialists located remotely. Increasingly, the patient can be fully supported in their own home.
Digital apps will make health care safer by giving patients tools to manage their own health. Apps can remind medication times and compliance, monitor side effects and transfer the knowledge to the healthcare provider. These changes will engage patients with their health, healthcare provider and community in many new ways.
To learn more and donate, please visit the project page.