Tag Archive | "Ebola crisis"

How Much Credit Does mHealth Deserve for Curbing Ebola Crisis?


How Much Credit Does mHealth Deserve for Curbing Ebola CrisisWith the United States now declared Ebola free as of this writing, the media hype surrounding Ebola in the U.S. has simmered down a touch.

According to no shortage of healthcare experts, a potential Ebola outbreak was stopped in its tracks thanks, at least to some degree, by a text-messaging program originally intended for patients with diabetes.

Although texting alone didn’t stop Ebola from becoming a domestic pandemic, Davy James of Pharmacy Times noted that the only Ebola case in Senegal was confirmed in August and from there a massive public awareness campaign began when the World Organization and Senegal’s Ministry of Health sent out 4 million SMS warning the public regarding the dangers of Ebola and how to prevent its spread.

Read the full story

Posted in mHealth, Mobile AppComments (0)


Advert