WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions (8)

22 April, 2019

Fully agree [Erica Frank, Canada: http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/who-releases-first-guideline-digital-hea.... Mobile health is part of eHealth (digital health). Mobile health (mHealth) was the title of the Director General’s report submitted by WHO Secretariat to the WHO Executive Board in March 2018 (http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA71/A71_20-en.pdf). In May 2018 (WHA71.7) the World Health Assembly, which is the highest Governing Body of WHO, it seems to me, preferred to use “Digital Health” and not “Mobile Health” as a title for its resolution on the subject. (http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA71/A71_R7-en.pdf). Does this mean anything?

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HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group.



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