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  1. eHealth at WHO

  2. 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

  3. Support to Member States: • eHealth policy & governance • health information systems • legal and ethical issues • standards/interoperability • best eHealth practices • informing on trends and developments

  4. Africa Health Infoway

  5. In collaboration with partners : • Communications infrastructure • Integrated health information • Support telemedicine • eLearning • policy

  6. ePORTUGUÊSe Network www.who.int/eportuguese/en

  7. A platform to support the development of HRH in Portuguese-speaking countries. Facilitates collaboration among institutions Delivers health information Promotes capacity building

  8. 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

  9. Global Observatory of eHealth(GOe)

  10. GOe collects member states information through global surveys The 2009 survey focuses on: • telemedicine • mHealth • electronic medical records (EMR) • legal and ethical issues

  11. Publishes results and analysis

  12. Health Academy

  13. The Health Academy Disseminates general health knowledge to the public and schools, through the use of ICTs.

  14. The Academy uses eLearning technology to deliver up-to-date information especially to school-aged children

  15. 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

  16. Sharing eHealth Intellectual Property for DevelopmentSHIPD

  17. SHIPD aims to provide free access to selected eHealth services for developing countries (E.g. Map of Medicine)

  18. eHealth Intelligence ReporteHIR

  19. A WHO bi-weekly electronic newsletter covering eHealth developments worldwide. • Offers information on: • publications • reviews • standards • major events • eHealth news • discussion group

  20. HINARI The Health Inter-Network Access to Research Initiative

  21. (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.

  22. Health Statistics and Informatics

  23. Health Statistics and Informatics - HSI • Guidelines for quality and reliable data collection • improve decision making based on evidence • Current • Systems integration • Global Health Observatory

  24. Thank yousahlug@who.int