Recycling Old Mobiles Could Help Reduce the Spread of AIDS in Developing Countries

Published by Stephen Roper on Tagged Fonehub

When you send your old mobile phones in to be recycled many that can be refurbished will be sent on to be used by people in developing countries such as Africa. Some experts now believe that these old mobiles could help reduce the spread of HIV / AIDS.

The United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) say that over 2/3’s of new HIV cases happen in sub-Saharan Africa. The use of mobile phones in these parts of the world can allow information about the disease to be accessed more easily which could slow down the spread.

There is a program currently in place in Nigeria that gives mobile phone users toll free numbers that they can ring to speak too HIV counsellors. Free communication and quality advice is essential to help stop the virus from spreading.

Almost half of Nigeria’s population now use a mobile phone which allow many people to speak to advice centres that may be hundreds of miles from their homes.

Not only can old mobile phones help to reduce the spread of HIV / AIDS but they also benefit people in developing countries economically, politically and socially.

There are many recycling companies that send refurbished mobile phones to developing countries including popular recycling site Fonehub.

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