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U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Joins mHealth Alliance
Date:10/30/2009

Partnership to scale mobile health (mHealth) links to PEPFAR initiatives.

Washington, DC (Vocus) October 30, 2009 -- The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation to combat a single disease, is joining the mHealth Alliance as a founding partner. The partnership was announced by Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, who oversees implementation of PEPFAR, in a keynote address he delivered to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health mHealth Summit conference in Washington, D.C.



"In Africa and around the world, the increasing ubiquity of mobile devices presents an important opportunity to deliver efficiently and rapidly a suite of HIV/AIDS health services, from education and awareness to remote data collection and monitoring, communication and training for health care workers, disease tracking, and diagnostic treatment and support," Goosby said. "We are delighted to join the UN Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Vodafone Foundation in growing the mHealth Alliance. Our collaboration will leverage the tremendous potential of wireless devices and networks to strengthen prevention and health care, improving patient outcomes."

Dr. Daniel Carucci, Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation, noted: "This is the latest in a series of strong collaborations between the UN Foundation and PEPFAR. We are already strongly engaged with PEPFAR in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and in our active Women & Population program dedicated to empowering w
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