m Health activities come in the form of appointment reminders, community mobilization and health promotion, emergency toll-free telephone services, health call centres, health surveys, information initiatives and patient monitoring among others.
In June 2011, the first African mobile health summit was held in Cape Town.
The Praekelt Foundation is a South African example of a non profit organisation that is using mobile technology to create social change.
Their programmes have currently reached 50 million people across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
At the summit, the WHO released a report stating that eighty-three per cent of governments surveyed had at least one m Health project in their country.