NHS should use mobile phones to help the poor: Archbishop

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“The mobile phone is the technology of choice”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in a video address to the national UK health IT conference HC2013, has said that the NHS should use mobile health to give poor people access to the care they require as that is the technology they are most likely to be able to use.

According to him: “The mobile phone is the technology of choice. E-health and m-health can help the previously helpless share in the benefits of an improved social environment.”

The archbishop is also chairman of the Global eHealth Ambassadors Programme.

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