About 100 million people globally are pushed below the poverty line every year as a result of health care expenditures, according to the World Health Organization. Society's most vulnerable and marginalized groups tend to bear an undue proportion of health problems. In this section read how technology and compassion are helping overcome physical and mental health challenges for populations most in need.

THRIVE Indonesia: An Integrated, Mobile Health Information System Enhances Maternal And Neonatal Health Outcomes

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform, a program in Lombok, Indonesia is helping frontline health workers switch from paper-based health registers to a digital system. One hope is that the effort will reduce maternal and child morbidity.

Building the Future, from Mother to Mother


In the Limpopo Province of South Africa, Enel Green Power, together with the NGO Mothers2Mothers, has involved 13,785 HIV-positive women in a training and prevention programme. The aim is to reduce the transmission of the virus to children and to provide women with the tools they need to lead a healthy and productive life.

Mothers of the Atlas


To prevent infant mortality through proper care and nutrition in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, Qualcomm Wireless Reach developed remote ultrasound devices that doctors use during house calls in rural villages. As this video explains, they upload the sonograms to mobile phones and transmit them to specialists for second opinions.

Project Ray: A "RAY of Light" on Independence for Blind and Visually Impaired People


Qualcomm Wireless Reach and Project RAY are collaborating with Israel’s Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped to build a system that enables people with visual impairments to use RAY devices to easily download and read audio-books, magazines, newspapers and other audio assets from the library. Learn more in this case study.