Global Observatory for eHealth Series Series

eHealth and Innovation in Women's and Children's Health

A Baseline Review

February 2015
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    20th February 2015
  • ISBN 9789241564724
  • Language English
  • Pages 156 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

This report, based on the findings of the 2013 survey of CoIA countries by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth, shows how, on a daily basis, eHealth innovations are improving access to care and assisting women to take control of their own health. Advances such as these are providing pregnant women, mothers and young children with better health care services and advice. Case studies illustrate how, through the use of ICTs, health-care professionals and the women and children they care for are better able to share important health information as well as communicate among themselves more easily and effectively. This work has been so successful that what began as local projects have now been adopted nationally.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.