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GSMA launches mHealth partnership in 11 African countries

Rebecca Wanjiku | July 1, 2014
The GSM Association is rallying companies in the telecommunications and health sectors to support the launch of an ambitious mobile health partnership.

While the partnership is likely to attract users in the pilot phase, sustainability is one of the challenges facing such initiatives that involve vulnerable groups that have no access to health care. The issue of ethics and consent to the use of data collected through the applications is also likely to be an issue.

Phase one of the project will launch in September in seven countries: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia. Phase two will incorporate additional partners and services in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.


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