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mTrac: Using a phone to deliver medicine

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Publication Date: 
October 31, 2012
Doctor treating patients at a rural health facility in Uganda.

What does it take to integrate delivery of clinical information, drugs and other health services into a phone? UNICEF’s Yusef Atef discovered that, “it’s simple; all you need is a connected mobile phone.”

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mTrac: Using technology to improve health operations in Uganda

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Publication Date: 
July 24, 2012
An mTrac user enters text to submit health data.

Only a few months ago, Mukono Health Centre IV was hampered by drug shortages, an inefficient information system, and a lack of personnel. Helpless patients lined the hallways and for Esther Mbambu, a nursing assistant at the centre, it was painful to turn away sick people in their hour of need.

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