of the world population has no Internet access (1)
of Africa’s one billion people are not connected to the Internet (1)
of the health issues among patients in rural clinics could be addressed with the use of ICT (2)
(1) Measuring the information society 2013, International Telecommunications Union.
(2) SOURCE: World Bank; World Health Organization; McKinsey Global Institute analysis
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of India’s population, equivalent to 857 million people, lives in remote areas
cost reduction in the treatment of chronic diseases could potentially be gained with the use of ICT in Africa
of inappropriate medication in Africa could potentially be avoided if more clinics had Internet access
An Internet connection in the health sector will provide better training, flexible long-distance diagnoses, treatments and education. There are only 1.1 doctors and 2.7 nurses per 1,000 inhabitants in Africa. Stable internet access would streamline treatments and reduce costs.
Source: Report: McKinsey Global Institute “Lions go digital: The internet’s transformative potential in Africa” – November 2013.
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