We are in a very unique historical moment when it comes to both mobile phone technology and global health. But in a few years time, mHealth will be so routine and seem so natural that we will wonder what life was like without it.
The last cholera epidemic in the Western Hemisphere began in Peru in 1991 and spread to some 16 other countries, from Argentina to Canada. In Peru alone, the epidemic produced more than 650,000 cases over six years.
The last day of the mHealth Summit kicks off with keynote addresses from Dr. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. Julio Frenk Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.
Live blogging from day two of the mHealth Summit.
The mHealth Summit kicks off in Washington, D.C. next week. The following item, which originally appeared in Global Health Magazine, provides a case study of how one mobile tool provided critical support following the Haiti earthquake.
Next week, Washington, D.C. is playing host to a summit on how mobile phone technologies can be harnessed to improve health outcomes in the developing world. From November 8 to 10, experts from the world of technology, health, philanthropy and the government and private sector will converge for the mHealth Summit.
I just caught up with Imogen Wall, the Head of Communications for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, who is in Haiti. Listen to our discussion about Cholera in Haiti.