ITU-WHO mHealth initiative and BeHe@lthy, BeMobile (2)

24 March, 2019

Hi Neil

I don’t have any information on this initiative, but the new WHO guideline on digital interventions for health systems strengthening will be launched next month. There is some background information on the guideline here:



HIFA profile: Simon Lewin is a health systems researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health ( and the Medical Research Council of South Africa ( His work is mainly in the field of implementation research, including systematic reviews of health systems interventions; the development and evaluation of strategies for changing professional and user behaviours and the organization of care; and the use of lay or community health workers to deliver care. He is an editor for the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group and the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Review Group. He is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs:

Email: simon.lewin AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): For the benefit of those who may not have immediate web access, here is the title and opening paragraph:

WHO developing Guidelines for Recommendations on Digital Health Interventions for RMNCAH and Health Systems Strengthening

7 December 2016: Despite the surge in digital health activities over the past decade, there remains considerable demand from ministries of health, donors, and decision-makers for evidence-based guidance and operational tools on which digital health interventions should be adopted to strengthen health system needs. In the 139th World Health Assembly, Member States requested WHO to initiate normative work related to the effective use of digital health interventions to support health goals...]