mHealth: Voice-based solutions for chronic disease management

Chronic diseases are long-term diseases that develop slowly over time, often progressing in severity, and can often be controlled, but rarely cured. They include conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes, arthritis, back problems, asthma, and chronic depression. Worldwide, chronic diseases have overtaken infectious diseases as the leading cause of death and disability. India is no exception to this trend. In fact, about 50.9 million people suffer from diabetes alone in India, making it the 'Diabetes Capital' of the world. In treating chronic diseases, medical practitioners recommend that clients…Read more »