m-Health: From Policy to Implementation

On Wednesday, 28 October, an exciting event by the World Bank eDevelopment Thematic Group is taking place. Its title is “m-Health: From Policy to Implementation” or “World Bank Day @ mHealth summit” and it is held in conjunction with the mHealth Summit which takes place in Washington on the following two days. It is supposed to be a forum for exchange on mobile health topics and experiences, speakers from the public sectors will present the policy side, whereas successful implementations in projects such as FrontlineSMS or Text To Change will be showcased.

The event will take place in Washington again, but also be broadcasted over the web.

What: m-Health: From Policy to Implementation – World Bank Day @ mHealth summit

Where: Washington DC, also available via webcast

When: 28 October, 9:00 Washington time

ICT4D.at will of course cover the event on Twitter and here on the blog.

From the eDevelopment Thematic Group “m-Health: From Policy to Implementation” page:

Jointly sponsored by World Bank Group (HDNHE, AFTHE, GICT, IFC) and UN Foundation/mHealth Alliance, in collaboration with FNIH, NIH and others, the World Bank Day @ mHealth Summit will raise awareness of the possibilities for mobile-enabled innovations for improving health care and health care outcomes in developing countries and seeks to:

  • Contribute to putting m-health on the map of the mainstream public health agenda.
  • Explore options as to how to translate mHealth applications into measurable health outcomes.
  • Provide concrete examples of experience at the country level – what questions to ask, what to look for, what tools are available, and what are the policy implications for implementation.
  • Establish a basis for future collaboration and continued dialogue on mHealth.

This unique one-day workshop will bring together lessons, innovations, and perspectives from the practitioners and policy makers. The workshop will discuss specific case studies and country perspectives on mHealth and address scaling up mobile innovations in World Bank Health Sector Projects. World Bank @ mHealth Day is integral part of the mHealth Summit focusing on Mobile Technologies as a platform for health research and health care delivery. The mHealth Summit is an unprecedented event that will bring together researchers, policy-makers, collaborators and visionaries from around the world to exchange ideas, novel approaches, research and findings surrounding mHealth issues both in the United States and in developing countries.

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m-Health: From Policy to Implementation
was published on 15.10.2009 by Florian Sturm. It files under global
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