WHO: Call for innovative health technologies and eHealth solutions for low-resource settings
The eHealth and Essential Health Technologies units of WHO are undertaking a project to publish the Compendium of innovative health technologies and eHealth solutions 2012. They are seeking information which can be applied to low-resource settings in particular. The call has recently been launched and the units are inviting submissions until the end of April 2012.
Full details are available at http://www.who.int/goe/call2012/en/index.html together with links to downloadable documents and submission forms.
Context (from WHO website):
Medical devices and eHealth solutions have the potential to improve lives. However, too many people worldwide suffer because they don’t have access to the appropriate health technologies. This call highlights the importance of these innovative technologies towards improved health outcomes and the quality of life. WHO aims to raise awareness of the pressing need for appropriate design solutions. The Compendium series was initiated to encourage a dialogue between stakeholders and stimulate further development and technology dissemination.
The annual publication serves as a neutral platform to introduce health technologies and eHealth solutions that have the potential to improve health outcomes or to offer a solution to an unmet medical need. The Compendium series specifically focuses on showcasing innovative technologies that are not yet widely available in under-resourced regions. It is designed to help developing countries becoming ware of appropriate health technologies and eHealth solutions in support of their environment.
The 2011 Compendium, which this new Call seeks to update, is available to download (3.2MB PDF).
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