Doctor in your pocket: a special report on health and technology
Publisher/Organizer: The Economist
Publication date: 16 April 2009
"Can new technologies help to tackle the health problems of the world’s poorest? At first sight, it seems a silly question. After all, the public-health systems in much of sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia and Latin America are rudimentary at best. With many villages having no clean water or basic sanitation, let alone reliable access to clinics and doctors, modern wizardry like molecular diagnostics and digital medical records seem irrelevant."