Barriers faced by mobile health applications

Mobile health applications ("mHealth") face different barriers, such as lack of financing, infrastructure or electricity or low Internet connectivity in rural areas. At Fundación Recover, we must face them day by day due to our Telemedicine Salud 2.0 platform, a collaborative scientific social network in the resolution of complex cases between African health professionals and Spanish volunteer doctors.

The Final Masters Project of Laura Colina, a student at the University of Comillas, not only analyzes these drawbacks, but also presents potential solutions and alternative routes to overcome the aforementioned setbacks.

Thanks to this thesis, both Fundación Recover and other NGOs can take another step on the road to health care via mobile, quality, in rural areas, where many times you do not have adequate services. It is a tool recommended by the WHO to help achieve ODS3, for which we have been working at Recover for more than 12 years.

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