Tag Archives: health

How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation. RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT HIV amongst sex workers in Thailand can be a difficult task. Why? Because barriers such as stigma and discrimination exist. To overcome such barriers, methods of education and awareness-building have to be innovative; and this was certainly the case when I […]

Case Studies on eHealth: Achieving MDGs

Eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed upon by world leaders at the Millennium Summit in 2000, which aimed at reducing world poverty, increasing the rate of development and improving global health. Goal 4 was set up to reduce child mortality and Goal 5 was set up to improve maternal health. According to WHO, achieving […]

mHealth: the Opportunity for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Mobile phones are the most rapidly adopted technology in the world: next year, there will be more mobile phones than human beings on this planet. For all of us who work in global health the question is how can we leverage the power of these billions of mobile phones to advance global health goals? This […]

Scaling up evidence-based mhealth to fight NCDs

Mobile Phones are now considered essential tools for health workers. It was with great pleasure that I participated in a recent event at the 66th World Health Assembly on mHealth for Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), an important topic for all of us. ICTs have become key enablers in every facet of human activity – from healthcare […]