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We’ve finally reached the milestone: There are now more cell phone subscriptions than humans on Earth. For developing countries, where the number of health workers can be as low as one for 10,000 persons and health centres are often missing, this increased connectivity could be an opportunity to increase both access and affordability of healthcare.
With penetration rate of 90% as of 2014, mobile technology has the potential to change the way healthcare information and services are being delivered to the population, both rural and urban.
Here in the United States, that number is at 220,000, with 40,000 deaths.
Thankfully, there has been a “gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older,” according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Looking Back 2013 marks 40 years since the publication of Social Issues in Computing (Academic Press, 1973) by Calvin Gotlieb and Allan Borodin.
Their central concern in the section on “computers in developing countries” was “How should computing be applied in developing countries and what might be the impacts of that application?
They argued that only a very few large developing countries, such as India, would have the technical and human resources required, and so they urged countries to concentrate on computer applications.
With respect to social impacts, they felt that developing countries would experience social issues such as unemployment, privacy threats and the need for skills development similar to the industrially advanced countries.
But, what about low-income families or woman residing in developing countries?
Sanjeev Saxena, who has over 25 years experience in Sales and Marketing and operations in the biomedical industry, founded POC Medical Systems – a medical device company – to answer that question.
POC is creating a portable breast cancer screening tool that uses a tiny drop of blood, which will cost a mere per patient.
Did you know that breast cancer is the leading cause of female cancer mortality worldwide?
According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, there were 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer worldwide.
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They showed determination to join the computer revolution by investing in computers, seeking education and participating in computing-related meetings and conferences.