Rural Indian Villages Are About to Get Lifesaving Treatment Through an App

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lifesaving care for people in rural India will soon come through an app.

Intelehealth, founded by students at Johns Hopkins University, makes an app that lets health workers in rural communities act as a proxy for doctors who are unable to work in underserved areas themselves.

India has just one doctor for every 1,700 people, and while 70% of the population is in rural areas, about 60% of the healthcare infrastructure is in cities.

Health workers in remote areas are trained on very basic care — they can’t offer tests or consults on things like diabetes or asthma, according to Intelehealth founder and CEO Neha Goel.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

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