In Pictures: 10 examples of mobile health around the world

Health care workers in the developing world are using mobile phones to address critical health needs ranging from maternal mortality to HIV testing to clean water. Here are 10 examples of mobile health around the world.

Improving Medication Adherence

People all over the world are liable to forget to take their medication on a daily basis. SIMpill is a "smart" pill box that sends an electronic notification to cell towers when a patient opens the bottle to take a pill. If the patient forgets to open the bottle, then the system alerts the patient and the caregivers with a phone reminder. This technology has been tested in Africa and according to the manufacturer has shown dramatic improvements, with adherence rates at 94% among patients with tuberculosis. Similar devices that also being used in clinical research trials worldwide.

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