m Health geographies

Mobile technologies and health in the Global South

Authored by: Jonathan Cinnamon , Charlene Ronquillo

Routledge Handbook of Health Geography

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138098046
eBook ISBN: 9781315104584
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The rapid expansion of mobile networks has revolutionized communications worldwide, yet mobile telephony is also having significant effects across a range of issues including education, politics, entertainment, and finance (Steinhubl, Muse and Topol, 2015). This chapter explores one of these effects: the use of mobile technologies in health. Mobility is a fundamentally geographic concept, and thus mobile health (mHealth) is an area that health geographers have and continue to examine.

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