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Mobile phones transforming HIV testing in Africa

“Lagos, Nigeria – The time it takes to communicate a HIV test result to a patient’s health facility can be dramatically reduced by using mobile phone text messaging, according to research in a special e-health theme issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO), published this month.
A WHO statement on the research, made available to PANA in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, said scientists carrying out research in Zambia found that the turnaround times for delivering a diagnosis via SMS (Short Message Service) were almost twice as fast compared to traditional postal methods.”

Africa News Pana, 4 May 2012

6 May 2012 | Categories: News | Country: Africa | Tag(s): HIV, mHealth, SMS
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