WHO mHealth

By Heather Mack 02:34 pm August 5, 2016
The 2016 Olympic Games are, defiantly, upon us. In the face of Rio de Janeiro’s questionable quality of air, water, mosquito-borne disease control, plus high crime rates, public health officials around the world are bracing for the impact. So, where safety and public health interventions end, the apps are here to fill in the gaps. Most are focused on curbing the spread of Zika virus, which has...
By Brian Dolan 03:32 pm June 22, 2011
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn More than 85 percent of the world’s population is covered by wireless phone signals. The global proliferation of wireless phones provides a technology platform to move health services to people — broadly referred to as ”mobile health” or “mhealth.” mHealth: New Horizons for health through mobile technologies, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) second report on mobile...
By Brian Dolan 06:00 pm September 22, 2010
Below are some memorable quotes from some of the discussions that took place at Clarion Events' mHealth Conference & Expo in Dubai, UAE last week: Dr. Nosa Orobaton, Deputy Executive Secretary, Health Metrics Network, World Health Organization: "Private leaership is absolutely instrumental for defining a business model [for mHealth deployments]. The public sector cannot solve mHealth...