Mobile Phone Technology for Health in Africa, Opportunities for a Healthier Continent

Mobile comms empowers 90% of Africans to participate in the global economy and receive otherwise inaccesible services. But despite benefits of mobile access, many struggle from under-resourced health systems. The Ebola epidemic was exacerbated by this weakness. Mobile technologys can enable disease surveillance, remote diagnosis and disease management. We will use real examples to discuss the opportunities, challenges and success factors of an unconventional, technological, health revolution.