This post covers the promise of mhealth and the interesting local additions that complement new technology with old school modes of communication.
There are currently over [ 5 billion mobile phone subscribers
] worldwide, and 1 billion of these people are women in low- and middle-income countries. The UN even estimates that by 2012, half the people living in remote areas will have access to a mobile device. The ubiquity of mobile networks and devices in the developing world provides an unprecedented opportunity to directly connect people—particularly new and expectant mothers—with critical, time-specific health information.