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By Jonah Comstock December 7, 2012
Mark Blatt and Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira Texting programs for health education in developing countries have been around for over a decade, but several factors are bringing global health efforts to a new scale in 2012, including increasing mobile adoption in developing countries and an increased spirit of collaboration. Nafis Sadik, a United Nations Foundation board member, has worked with the UN...
By Brian Dolan March 7, 2012
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has committed $9.9 million to the mHealth Alliance to help it create grant competitions for innovative mobile health services that aim to improve women and children's health. Maternal health has been an area of focus for mHealth services: Text4Baby, a free, SMS-based health service for new and expectant mothers is perhaps one of the most...
By Neil Versel December 6, 2011
The mHealth Alliance, a project of the United Nations Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation, is probably the most global of all the groups out there promoting mobile health. And the mHealth Summit, which the mHealth Alliance and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health are staging this week, likely is the most international of mobile health events held in...
By Neil Versel October 6, 2011
The potential of mobile healthcare has been well documented, but the growth may be coming from some unexpected quarters. It's not only highly industrialized countries that are feeling the effects of aging populations and chronic diseases and it's not just sick people who are looking to mobility to improve health conditions, according to a newly published GigaOM Pro report, "Future of Mobile...
By Brian Dolan September 27, 2010
Saxon sounds off: Noted wireless health thought leader Dr. Leslie Saxon produced the USC Body Computing Conference last week and also found time to pen a worthwhile column for Fast Company about the need for wireless health: "We live in a global economy and we need to continue our leadership in healthcare as we enter the Healthcare Digital Age. The physician-patient model--patient comes into the...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2009
DataDyne wins WSJ Tech Innovation Award: One of the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's key mHealth partners, DataDyne, won the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards for the Healthcare IT category: "In developing countries, gathering and analyzing time-sensitive health-care information can be a challenge. Rural health clinics typically compile data only in paper...