Earlier this morning, the UN Foundation held a press conference call to preview the   of the June 6-9 Mobile Health Summit in Cape Town.

This premiere event will bring together leaders from government, the private sector, industry, and developers and implementers working on the ground, for four days of discussion, leadership and progress updates on the mobile health industry. The Summit aims to further the understanding and adoption of mobile technology in the health sector and advance the discussion around ways mobile health can actively increase health access to families in developed and emerging markets.

With more than 5 billion mobile subscribers worldwide, mobile technology has the ability to enable access where the disease burdens are highest. Mobile health will continue to grow and change the way health services are delivered in the future, particularly to those in the developing world.

Participants included:

Jody Ranck, Director of thought leadership, policy and advocacy for the mHealth Alliance (Moderator)

Adele Waugaman, Senior Director Technology Partnership, UN Foundation

Gavin Krugel, Head of Health, GSMA

Paul Ellingstad, Director of Global Social Innovation, HP

Carlos Martínez Miguel, Head of Strategic Analysis & Planning, Global Healthcare, Telefonica

Sandhya Rao, Senior Advisor for Private Sector Partnerships, USAID

Here’s a recording in case you missed it.

Teleconference Preview of the Mobile Health Summit in Cape Town by UN Dispatch

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