Nigeria

By Jonah Comstock December 7, 2012
Mark Blatt and Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira Texting programs for health education in developing countries have been around for over a decade, but several factors are bringing global health efforts to a new scale in 2012, including increasing mobile adoption in developing countries and an increased spirit of collaboration. Nafis Sadik, a United Nations Foundation board member, has worked with the UN...
By Brian Dolan September 22, 2010
Some quick hits and memorable quotes from Informa's second annual Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London, UK this week: Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Alliance: "Right now the market is focused on devices and services for chronic disease management. But longer term, we need to shift that focus onto supporting people who are healthy and well, too. We need to provide them with the...
By Brian Dolan March 17, 2010
Last year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that the global trade in fake pharmaceuticals would top $75 billion by the end of 2010, marking a 90 percent increase since 2005. Nigeria-based Sproxil, which was founded in 2005, uses scratch off codes and text messages to help consumers authenticate medications using the same process many use to add airtime minutes to their...