At the Mobile World Congress underway in Barcelona today, the UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation announced a new initiative to study how mobile health technologies may be harnessed to improve health care in Brazil's indigenous communities.
Today, more people have access to mobile phones than to clean water or an electrical grid. In a special guest post, Menekse Gencer explains how we can leverage the ubiquity of mobile phones to advance the Millennium Development Goals.
January 12 marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Over the next few days we will be running a series of posts taking a look at progress over the past year and what still needs to be done to help get Haiti back on its feet.
Evgeny Morozov says we should think of hactivists who launch denial of service attacks as practicing a form of civil disobedience. It seems to me that the fundamental difference between a "sit in" and a DDoS attack is the latter is a kind of censorship.
A new partnership between the Harvard Humanitarian Project, the UN Foundation, the Vodafone Foundation and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is formed to investigate the role that grassroots technology groups played in the Haiti earthquake response.
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 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.