According to the World Health Organisation, 400 million people do not have essential health services. But emerging technologies can enable us to deliver health care worldwide in ways previously impossible. For example, during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa, mobile-tracking technology was used to predict the spread of infection. Text messages and electronic mapping have also tracked supply levels of malaria medications in remote locations and, in so doing, ensured that medecines are available where they are needed. These are peiple in areas where infrastructure is limited and health care professionals are scarce-being reached in real time.
– Joe Jiminez, CEO Novartis