Saturday, May 09, 2009

Health Hotline

Later this year, the Millennium Villages Project will launch a hotline for receiving health advice in Ghana. Most rural health workers have little training, and thus they are unable to efficiently address every problem they come across. With this service, health workers throughout the country will be able to contact a medical professional and ask for advice about various issues in regards to their patients. Similar programs are being used in Bangladesh, India, Mexico, and Pakistan. According to a survey, more than half of the people who use the hotline live below the poverty line. The program will ensure more effective medical treatment to those who really need it.
Source: Reuters AlertNet