mHealth - Differences in Use between the Developed and Developing World

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Published on October 23, 2014

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1. mHealth, the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices, is driven by different motivations in the developed and developing world 1 Developed Countries African Countries © 2014 Synegys. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL – For Discussion Purposes Only In developed countries, mHealth will be a key factor to help address escalating healthcare costs associated with an increasing incidence of chronic diseases and an aging population. 1 Growth rate is average exponential rate of growth between 2005 – 2010 2 Sub-Saharan Africa Source: wikipedia, November 2012, GSMA, ITU, esa.un.org (2011), WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation (2012) In Africa, poor and inconsistent healthcare delivery infrastructure and the challenge to manage prevalent communicable diseases increases reliance on mHealth. Developed Countries African Countries Population Growth (2005-2010)1 0.42% 2.47% Population growth in Africa continues to expand, whilst industrialized nations are faced an increasing incidence of chronic diseases and an aging population. Median Age (2010) 39.9 years 19.2 years Life Expectancy 76.9 years 55.6 years (2005-2010) Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) Baseline 5x Baseline Africa has a high burden of communicable disease prevalence (e.g. malaria) as compared to developed nations. % Rural (2011) 22.3% 60.4% Africa has a large rural community Density of Health 2.6 0.64 Africa has a low healthcare Workers / 1000 workforce. (2009) Access to Improved Sanitation facilities 95.7% 29.6%2 The wide prevalence of mobile connections stands out in sharp contrast to the lack of basic services that provide wellness and Mobile Penetration 128.2% 63.5% (2012) health.

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