Discuss how technology can be used to improve service provision in terms of health services and infrastructure in rural Africa where people lack basis health services
Digital technologies such as communication devices have been particularly helpful in regions where infrastructure is limited in Africa. With various communication tools such as mobile devices increasingly becoming common in rural Africa, they have become an unanticipated force in the delivery of quality healthcare. Thus, rural African nation can implement different mobile health systems such as mTRAC to monitor and report on medicine stocks across the nations to map out the location of patients and redistribute medical supplies to areas that need them the most.
Most importantly, communication information technology can improve the infrastructure of healthcare delivery in rural Africa by developing innovative frameworks of health service delivery such as patient data collection systems, community healthcare needs analysis models, data-based planning for delivery of quality and cost-effective healthcare services along with the development of an efficient structure for purchase, storage and distribution of medicines and essential drugs in rural areas.