In Bangladesh, startup provides rural health care through tablets

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Rural medicine in parts of the developing world remains a struggle in a number of countries. Much of Bangladesh lacks medical infrastructure and relies on untrained village doctors to give basic treatment. With 70 percent of the population living in rural communities, the country faces a critical shortage of trained doctors. That’s what mDoc is trying to help improve — the service bridges the gap between urban doctors and village health professionals. The service provide tablets, printers and medical devices to local pharmacists, and trains them to work with qualified doctors who cannot come out to the villages. First, the village…

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