Most health and fitness mobile apps useless in Africa – HIFA2015

Monday, January 6, 2014

A large number of the mobile health and fitness apps used in Africa are useless in such low-resource settings, in spite of their rising popularity, according to Health Information For All by 2015 (HIFA2015).

The global network said such apps are not yet empowering citizens in low-resource settings such as African communities to take lifesaving healthcare decisions.

In a report entitled “Infographic: Is Mobile Healthcare the Future?” it said apps in these categories are downloaded about four million times daily on the various app stores, with there being more than more than 97,000 apps in these categories on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Source: HumanIPO (link opens in a new window)

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global health, mobile applications, mobile phones, telemedicine