eHealth – as ICT for Health, practiced throughout WHO programs • Work guided by World Health Assembly Resolution WHA 58.28 in 2005 • eHealth Unit established in 2005
Support to Member States: • eHealth policy & governance • health information systems • legal and ethical issues • standards/interoperability • best eHealth practices • informing on trends and developments
In collaboration with partners : • Communications infrastructure • Integrated health information • Support telemedicine • eLearning • policy
ePORTUGUÊSe Network www.who.int/eportuguese/en
A platform to support the development of HRH in Portuguese-speaking countries. Facilitates collaboration among institutions Delivers health information Promotes capacity building
ePORTUGUÊSe Among program deliverables in member states • Virtual Health Library • Blue Trunk Library • Blogs and collaborative spaces • Discussion forums (HIFA-pt) • HINARI training workshops • EVIPNet • eJournals • mHealth • eLearning • telehealth
GOe collects member states information through global surveys The 2009 survey focuses on: • telemedicine • mHealth • electronic medical records (EMR) • legal and ethical issues
The Health Academy Disseminates general health knowledge to the public and schools, through the use of ICTs.
The Academy uses eLearning technology to deliver up-to-date information especially to school-aged children
Examples of Health Academy topics include: • Protecting our bones • Safer food • Oral health • Water for life • Avoiding heart attacks • Mind the bite (malaria) • Healthy mind • Healthy body • Safely on our way • Avoiding tuberculosis • Staying fit
SHIPD aims to provide free access to selected eHealth services for developing countries (E.g. Map of Medicine)
A WHO bi-weekly electronic newsletter covering eHealth developments worldwide. • Offers information on: • publications • reviews • standards • major events • eHealth news • discussion group
HINARI The Health Inter-Network Access to Research Initiative
(HINARI) provides free a very low-cost access to thousands of electronic journals in biomedical and related sciences. • Non-profit institutions in developing countries. • Presently 3400 institutions in 108 countries registered for HINARI.
Health Statistics and Informatics - HSI • Guidelines for quality and reliable data collection • improve decision making based on evidence • Current • Systems integration • Global Health Observatory