10 Apps That Are Reshaping Healthcare In Africa

Monday, November 24, 2014

As mobile penetration and smartphone proliferation continues its unprecedented surge in Africa, its beneficiaries are spreading beyond the confines of social interactions and brand development. The number of health solutions, exploiting this growth, are also on the rise.

From combating malaria to detecting counterfeit drugs, the emergence of mobile health solutions is saving more lives than international aids. A 2013 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) projects that such initiatives in Africa could save a million lives by the year 2017.

According to PWC, over three million lives are lost yearly across Africa as a result of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria and pregnancy-related conditions.

To help gather our thoughts, here are 10 health apps that are saving millions of lives within Africa.

Source: Ventures Africa (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care, Technology
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health care, healthcare technology, mobile applications