MTN, Sanlam launch mHealth service (South Africa)

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MTN and Sanlam Health – a division of the financial services provider Sanlam Group – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to roll out mHealth services. These services may include the use of mobile devices to collect community and clinical health data, delivery of healthcare information to practitioners, researchers, and patients, real-time monitoring of patient vital signs and direct provision of care via mobile telemedicine. IT News Africa story thanks to TANN: Rising Countries (for whom an extra volunteer editor would be welcome).