Documents

United Nations Foundation mHealth for Development

There is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the potential of mobile communications to radically improve healthcare services—even in some of the most remote and resource-poor environments. This report examines issues at the heart of the... Link | Read more...

mHealth: A Developing Country Perspective

This 9-page document describes mHealth as one of the major challenges being faced by both medical practice and health care policies. The document cites examples of the implications of the development of mHealth, such as the need to examine the financing... Link | Read more...

The emerging Web 2.0 social software in healthcare

Web 2.0 sociable technologies and social software are presented as enablers in health and health care, for organizations, clinicians, patients and laypersons. They include social networking services, collaborative filtering, social bookmarking,... Link | Read more...

mHealth for Development Brochure

This 7-page brochure from the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership outlines the opportunity presented by the growing field of mobile health (m-health). It provides analysis of the role and impact of mobile communications... | Read more...

HealthCareSocialMedia.pdf (application/pdf Object)

As the internet has moved from being an information-based resource to being a commons for generating and sharing content in and beyond social networks, this document contends that a new movement, labelled "Health 2. | Read more...

Fighting Disease Through ICT

The phenomenal growth of mobile telephony across Africa has improved communication, spurred commerce and opened up remote regions. Now, the technology could become the weapon of choice to fight one of the continent's most intractable problems -- disease. | Read more...

Developing countries drive explosion in global mobile phone use

More than half the world's population now pay to use a mobile phone and nearly a quarter use the internet, as developing countries rapidly adopt new communications technologies. Link | Read more...

Telemedicine in Africa: potential, problems, priorities

The development of costly high-technology solutions should not be an excuse to avoid the simple rolling up of sleeves and the dogged determination that are needed above all. Water sources should be tapped, roads paved and bridges built. Link | Read more...

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