Knowledge

Digital Health

Be He@lthy, Be Mobile - A handbook on how to implement mBreatheFreely

Guide

The mBreatheFreely handbook provides guidance for country governments and policymakers to develop, implement, and evaluate an mBreatheFreely programme for the prevention and control of asthma and COPD.

Published by: World Health Organization

Success Stories of WHO in the African Region: Delivering Achievements and Making an Impact

Case study

This document highlights case studies that represent success stories, achievements, and impact in the WHO African Region. This includes one success story on the use of mobile phones for treating diabetes in Senegal.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Rwanda Health Observatory

Fact sheet
The fact sheet gives an overview of The Rwanda Health Observatory, a single integrated and inter-operable system that coordinates and links the different data sources together.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Safety and security on the Internet: Challenges and advances in Member States

Case study

This survey presents case studies illustrating successes with Internet pharmacies along with citizen- and institution-initiated methods of addressing online health information quality are provided in the text of the report; these could be considered examples of a foundation on which to build upon.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Compendium of public health strategies: volume 1 adopted by WHO Regional Committee for Africa (1998 - 2011)

Strategy document

This strategy document provides guidance to countries and serves as a reference tool for governments, as well as technical and financial partners in health in their effort to address major issues and challenges in order to improve health outcomes.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Digital health

Dialogue

Statement on digital health from the 71st World Health Assembly recognizing the potential of digital technologies to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular to support health systems in all countries in health promotion and disease prevention, and by improving the accessibility, quality and affordability of health services.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Fact sheet: E-health

Fact sheet
This fact sheet presents an overview on eHealth, its practical application, and its potential to improve overall well-being in the African Region.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Legal  frameworks for eHealth

Report
This report provides an analysis of responses to the global survey on eHealth conducted by the Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe).

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

mHealth: New horizons for health through mobile technology

Report

This report provides an overview of mHealth and its role for greater personalization and citizen-focused public health and medical care.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

National eHealth Strategy Toolkit

Publication

This publication, produced by The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), improves understanding of what eHealth is, what it can do, and why and how it should be applied to health care today.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Nutrition In The WHO African Region

Report

This report explores the current nutrition status of countries in the WHO African Region in relation to the six primary outcomes achievable by 2025 and the other global nutrition monitoring framework indicators. It also aims to trigger reflection by governments and their development partners on the investments needed to build capacity and strengthen systems for data collection and utilization.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for Africa

Importance of surveillance in preventing and controlling noncommunicable diseases

Fact sheet
This information sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions on noncommunicable disease surveillance, the WHO STEPwise approach to surveillance, and the rationale for investment into noncommunicable surveillance in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Digital Health Resolution

Strategy document

Delegates agreed on a resolution on digital health that urges Member States to prioritize the development and greater use of digital technologies in health as a means of promoting Universal Health Coverage and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published by: World Health Organization

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