Four out of ten people in the world don’t have access to adequate sanitation systems. But six out of ten people have access to a cell phone. This opens up enormous opportunities in the mobile phone healthcare space and can be especially valuable to the rural poor who don’t have easy access to landlines.
There have been a slew of mobile phone health applications made and several pilot projects done in this space but nothing that has been scalable. Experts in the field talk about what kind of business opportunities in India can be tapped.