Abstract : We present two complementary research ideas and a prototype framework based on these ideas. The first idea is that by using semantic URIs, Xquery and XML Data Models, HTTP Responses with embedded URIs, it should be possible to construct easily rich web services over SMS for data collection and query. The second idea is that by using several mobile SMS-Web gateways, we can build a low-cost global network with these rich web services. Hospitals in India, including Delek Hospital of Dharamsala, are using the DOTS protocol of the World Health Organisation to fight tuberculosis in Tibetan settlements located in India and Nepal. Our prototype framework implements this protocol.