Encouraging Breast Cancer Screening
When you think of breast cancer screening, you probably don't think about the use of mobile phones. However, community health workers in Bangladesh are being trained to use information and applications on their mobile phones to learn proper breast cancer screening techniques. From there, the workers provide health services to women in this densely populated yet rural country. One such screening project has been organized by mPower Social in partnership with the Women's College Hospital at the University of Toronto. Health workers are also able to update patient data on their mobile devices, which helps document the need for follow-up care and a patient's adherence to treatment.