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What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic?

When she wants to know what seed variety to grow, Josephine Mutuku would take up her smartphone, open an app and types in the name of the crop and its region of cultivation.

The review, published in Nature, outlines how healthcare workers in low-income countries, like those in sub-Saharan Africa, could use existing smartphones to diagnose, track and control infectious

The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a new policy to boost electronics manufacturing in the country, offering cheaper loan-financing rates as well as well as easier credit access to companies to achieve

The third edition of the Mobile Industry Impact Report finds that the mobile industry’s impact has increased across all 17 SDGs, with mobile operators aligning activities with the SDGs and integrating the SDGs into their core values, strategies and services.


Radiation from your mobile phone may affect your memory, a worrying new study has revealed.

The Global Findex database is the world's most comprehensive set of data on how people make payments, save money, borrow and manage risk.

It can turn glass, plastic and timber into commercial materials and other products

Health programmes that are using mobile phones to improve maternal health in rural India are examined. Presented by its promoters as a universal, accessible and “smart” empowering technology, how mobile devices transform gender inequalities on the ground is analysed. By using empirical data collected on a global mHealth programme deployed in Bihar, how mHealth devices negate the multifactorial dimension of gender and health inequalities is explained, and also how these devices can reinforce inequalities on the ground is examined.

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