When I first saw this chart it really knocked my socks off because it was so astounding to me. Check it out:
I’m not sure how this works exactly, but it say that more people have a mobile phone than have electricity. Do they take it into “town” to a charging station kind of like how many go for water? Unrelated is how many people don’t have safe drinking water. That’s a topic for a different blog, but it makes me sad to think about.
I’ve always thought that the mobile health opportunity internationally was tremendous. In so many countries they’re a mobile first internet community. Many won’t ever use a PC and internet in a web browser on a PC. Their only way to connect will be through a mobile device.
This is why mobile health is such a tremendous opportunity. So much good can come from it if it’s implemented properly. I look forward to seeing it happen.