Ghanas Healthcare System And mHealth Developments; The Challenges And Prospects

Healthcare across the world is growing at an incredible pace due to the introduction of several interesting electronic advancements.These advancements have realized some of the world’s most significant changes in the way healthcare is practiced in various jurisdictions including Ghana.

Countries such as France, Italy, UK, and Spain could be said to have very well explored the use of mobile health technology to make access to healthcare more convenient, time-saving and flexible to patrons however, in many developing countries especially in Sub-saharan Africa, the phenomenon is yet to catch up with the citizenry.

In Accra, the capital and largest city of Ghana, the wave of mobile health technology in the broad health sector is gradually gaining roots with more young people venturing into the industry, mostly developing simple to sophisticated mobile applications targeted at solving particular challenges in the healthcare industry.

This group of tech-savy young people is learning to transform their passion into viable social businesses that tackle pertinent challenges the country’s healthcare system is faced with and generate income for themselves as well.

Products such as Moja, Dokita and Claimsync are health mobile applications designed as solutions to address challenges in blood donation services, access to health professionals and hospital data management respectively.

The success stories of these revolutionary solutions are often times measured based on their popularity and coverage area but seldom by their real impact.

On Wednesday 12th March,2015, at 2pm,developers of the MojaApp and those of Dokita and Claimsync will engage in a stimulating discourse on Ghana’s healthcare system and mHealth development; the challenges and prospects.

This will be live on the “Good Health” show on Radio Univers 105.7MHz. The show will be hosted by Jonas Nyabor.

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