February 4 is World Cancer Day. This year’s theme is “We can, I can”. What can be done by our society, by our government and by the world to prevent cancer? And most importantly: what can be done by individuals? Tobacco is globally seen as the single largest preventable cause of cancer. Many countries around the world have realized that tobacco control is an important step in protecting public health and have come up with laws to regulate tobacco use in public spaces, for example Australia, Germany, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and most recently Uganda.
A smart and sustainable way of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can change the lives of millions for the better and can be an important tool in fighting poverty. With this in mind, the Connect4Change Consortium (C4C) joined forces in the last 5 years to accelerate economic development and quality of education and healthcare in Africa and Latin America. TTC Mobile is proud to have been a partner of the program that ended in 2015.
“Apps with videos on safe childbirths, apps that offer help in case of aids or malaria: health apps are becoming tremendously popular in developing countries. Are they useful?” On January 12, 2016, Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant published an interesting article by Kaya Bouma about the growth of mobile health in the poorest regions of the world.
Lucinda is the Regional Manager of East Africa of TTC Mobile and works and lives in Arusha, Tanzania. She wrote this blog about her trip to the Netherlands of last December/January.