mHealth takes on Ebola in Nigeria
In what’s being hailed as a “spectacular success story,” the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely responsible for the triumph.
Shortly after the WHO declared Africa’s most populous country Ebola-free for 42 days Oct. 20, Nigerian Minister of Communication Technology Omobola Johnson credited a social media campaign and a real-time reporting Android app used during the outbreak as integral in containing the deadly virus.
Published in Healthcare IT News, by Erin McCann, October 23, 2014.
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