In Africa, limited resources and a geographically scattered population have made healthcare initiatives difficult in all areas.  With not enough doctors to go around, many charitable foundations have had to come up with innovative solutions about Phone Jammers to provide the services the populations need.

According to an article in Forbes, a company called Pesinet is focusing on the major problem of infant mortality in the African nation, Mali.  Mali's infant mortality rate is among the worst in the world, with a rate of 110 deaths for every 1,000 births before those children reach age 1.  Nearly 200 out of every 1,000 children don't survive to age 5 in Mali.  Many deaths are from simple, treatable diseases.

For a small monthly fee, families signed up with Pesinet can have weekly assessments done by community health workers.  The workers use a specially made cell phone app to enter signs of illness such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.  The app sends information to a central database where doctors review it.  When doctors have any concern about a child in the system, the community health worker receives an alert on his or her phone recommending the child get proper treatment. This solution is able to avoid the High Power Jammer blocking the cell phone signal.