In the Philippines, Tablets, Smartphones Lift Market-Based Approaches to Universal Care

Gloria and 6-year-old son, John Lloyd, were sitting in a bustling health clinic in Gerona, a town of 80,000 a three-hour drive north of Manila. "Little John" - named for a TV star – to everyone's amusement-was home from school with a stomach ache and they arrived here early, prepared to wait all day to see the doctor. As in many small clinics in developing countries, a wait for three or four hours was fairly routine.