EHS-COVID (453) Scale up digital interventions to beat noncommunicable diseases

26 October, 2021

4-minute video from WHO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AyVcwoLW8M

'Digital health interventions are enhancing healthcare delivery and sustainability, and are bringing many exciting innovations in the treatment and management of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases. The pandemic has triggered a significant scaling up of digital interventions to bridge the gaps we face in the treatment and management of NCDs. Innovations include hotlines, online assistance, mobile phone apps and many more. Digital interventions have the potential for reducing the interruption of both NCD and mental health services during the most challenging circumstances, which makes ongoing scaling up a necessity rather than a choice. Let’s work together, public and private sector, people and technology, to scale up digital interventions to #BeatNCDs and create a healthier future for everyone.'

Best wishes, Neil

Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator, neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org