It’s a long, dusty road by motorcycle or bus for a courier travelling in countries like Uganda, Papua New Guinea or Mozambique. Strapped across the courier’s body is a bag that contains days-to-weeks’ worth of handprinted, hard-copy medical diagnostics results. Health officials need those results urgently in order to identify infected areas and control the spread of deadly infectious diseases.
There’s a major problem here: data on paper will never move faster than the spread of diseases. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a recipe for disaster. However, there is more to the story.
This case study reveals how low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are using cellular IoT connectivity to manage public health during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Register now to read the Case Study and learn about:
- The vital role of real-time data during the pandemic
- How IoT has the potential to maintain the care cascade
- How SystemOne and Twilio are empowering economies by bringing remote diagnostics to the point of care
- How cellular IoT can help countries digitise quickly without the expense of traditional connectivity solutions
- Cellular IoT enables contact tracing and speeds up COVID-19 response time