Text alerts for healthcare appointments in South Africa prove effective

South Africa’s largest HIV treatment center has recently begun using SMS technology to remind patients of appointments and, so far, the system is proving effective.  According to an article in the Independent, missed appointments have fallen from an average of around 15% to 4%. The article also talks about several other key healthcare initiatives using mobile phones in the region.


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