A cellphone is no substitute for a midwife, African tech prodigy warns
The Guardian "Founder of app that helps pregnant women says governments must not rely on technology to plug gaps in basic services. African governments are using technological advances as an excuse to continue neglecting systemic problems in health, education, energy and other basic services, a prominent entrepreneur has claimed.
“Over the past few years we’ve been talking a lot about leapfrogging health systems using mobile phones, but I am uncomfortable with the word because it implies that we can compromise local standards,” says Alain Nteff, founder of Gifted Mom, which gives pregnant women and new mothers potentially life-saving information." (United Nations Photo/flickr)