There’s an app for that

Health Technology is creating cheaper, faster and more efficient patient care for those in need. With the many challenges that come with providing health care in the developing world, Mercy Ships knows it is essential to utilize medical technologies that can help provide health care to those in need.

Recently, Mercy Ships medical staff partnered with local nationals and provided training to identify conditions Mercy Ships can treat. From there, this local team travelled throughout remote regions of Benin, networking and using an application to send key medical information back to the screening team on board the ship.

Once this information is processed, our screening team can embark on upcountry trips, meeting all those who’ve been pre-registered through the app. It is Mercy Ships hope that this approach will help identify those most in need in regions farthest from the ship. The information we gather using innovative technology will help enhance the impact and effectiveness of our programs.