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Aug 24, 2009

Madagascar eHealth WHO Report

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Madagascar

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training. eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

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Aug 12, 2009

E-Health Technologies Show Promise in Developing Countries

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Global

Is there any evidence that e-health—using information technology to manage patient care—can have a positive impact in developing countries? Our systematic review of evaluations of e-health implementations in developing countries found that systems that improve communication between institutions, assist in ordering and managing medications, and help monitor and detect patients who might abandon care show promise.

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Jul 14, 2014

Understanding the needs and wants of pregnant women and mothers

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South Africa

Maternal, perinatal and under-5 mortality in South Africa remain high. It is estimated that 40% of all deaths are avoidable. With the ubiquity of mobile services in developing markets, value-added services such as mobile money and mobile health (mHealth) are increasingly offered as a more convenient and cheaper solution for people to access not only information but also actual financial and healthcare services.  

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Jan 11, 2010

Global Observatory for eHealth series – Volume 1

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Global

This publication presents data on the 114 WHO Member States that participated in the 2009 global survey on eHealth. Intended as a reference to the state of eHealth development in Member States, the publication highlights selected indicators in the form of country profiles. The objectives of the country profiles are to: 1.) Describe the current status of the use of ICT for health in Member States; and 2.) Provide information concerning the progress of eHealth applications in these countries.

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Apr 26, 2012

Ghana eHealth Framework

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Ghana

Overview of eHealth in Ghana (1) Country Perspective ICT 4AD strategic plan- 2003 National EA and eGIF framework Health Sector ICT Policy and Strategy-2005 National eHealth Policy and Strategy.

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May 13, 2009

WHO Eritrea eHealth Report

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Eritrea

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training. eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

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Jul 6, 2009

WHO Cameroon eHealth Report

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Cameroon

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training.  eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

 

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Jul 6, 2009

WHO Benin eHealth Snapshot

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Benin

eHealth foundation actions build an enabling environment for the use of ICT for health. These include supportive eHealth policy, legal and ethical frameworks; adequate funding from various sources; infrastructure development; and developing the capacity of the health work force through training.. eHealth applications surveyed in 2009 include telemedicine (the delivery of health care services using ICT where distance is a barrier to care); mHealth (the use of mobile devices in delivering health care services); and eLearning (use of ICT for learning).

 

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May 1, 2014

Project Mwana: Using mobile technology to improve early infant diagnosis of HIV

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Zambia

Through the use of RapidSMS mobile technology, Project Mwana delivers test results for diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in infants in real time to rural clinics and facilitates communications between clinics and community health workers.

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Oct 1, 2011

Project Mwana: Using mobile phones to improve early infant HIV diagnostic services, post-natal follow-up and care

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Zambia

In June 2010, the MoH, in partnership with UNICEF, CHAI and ZCHARD, launched the Project Mwana RapidSMS pilot to reduce delays in transmitting results from the HIV test laboratories to the rural health facilities via SMS message. To date, the project has been piloted in 13 predominantly rural districts of Zambia.

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