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Orange Healthcare Joins the mHealth Alliance to Develop Mobile Health Solutions in West Africa
Date:2/18/2010

A partnership reflecting growing activity in the use of wireless technologies for mobile health solutions (mHealth); Building on the experience, contacts and technology expertise of each partner to develop mHealth projects that meet health needs in West Africa; A long-term goal: improving the healthcare sector and modernising medical practises through mobile devices and applications.

Barcelona, Spain (Vocus) February 18, 2010 -- At the GSM Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Orange Healthcare announced today that they will be joining the mHealth Alliance, a partnership which leverages rapid advances in mobile technology to improve public health, healthcare systems and patient care in the developing world. Orange Healthcare will begin working with the mHealth Alliance on projects focused in West Africa.

“We welcome this partnership with the mHealth Alliance to explore how we can leverage Orange’s assets and expertise to deliver health solutions in West Africa,” said Thierry Zylberberg, Executive Vice President of Orange Healthcare. He added: “The development of health solutions through mobile devices is revolutionizing healthcare delivery in developing countries. Orange Healthcare is already working on projects in Africa that are using mobiles to improve prevention efforts, patient care, treatment support and health data collection. Together, we will explore activities with appropriate local partners to deliver sustainable and scalable mHealth solutions in West Africa.”

“In West Africa and other parts of the developing world, there is still much work to be done to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals for global health, including reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria a
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