Mobile apps bridge health care gaps in Myanmar

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Michael Lwin, Koe Koe Tech’s co-founder and managing director, at the N-Peace Awards Ceremony. Photo: UNDP

Lack of medical professionals is a problem in Myanmar, with only 1.3 health workers for every 1,000 persons according to the United Nations.  But a technology company there is putting health care in the palms of people's hands.

Koe Koe Tech has developed mobile phone applications (or "apps") for the health sector, including one that provides pregnant women and parents of young children with vital information.

The company is among the winners of a UN-backed competition that awards innovation.

Dianne Penn met up with its co-founder and managing director, Michael Lwin, and first asked him about the tech scene in the south-east Asian country.

Duration: 3'38"

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