Friday, February 17, 2012

[EQ] Call for innovative health technologies and eHealth solutions for low-resource settings

Call for innovative health technologies and eHealth solutions for low-resource settings

WHO World Health Organization - GOe - Global Observatory for eHealth


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Submission of Application Deadlines:
- Dateline for Innovative health technologies - 29 February 2012
- Dateline for eHealth solutions – 30 April 2012

“…….Medical devices and eHealth solutions have the potential to improve lives. However, too many people worldwide suffer because they don’t have access to the appropriate health technologies. This call highlights the importance of these innovative technologies towards improved health outcomes and the quality of life.

WHO aims to raise awareness of the pressing need for appropriate design solutions. The Compendium series was initiated to encourage a dialogue between stakeholders and stimulate further development and technology dissemination.

The annual publication serves as a neutral platform to introduce health technologies and eHealth solutions that have the potential to improve health outcomes or to offer a solution to an unmet medical need. The Compendium series specifically focuses on showcasing innovative technologies that are not yet widely available in under-resourced regions.

It is designed to help developing countries becoming aware of appropriate health technologies and eHealth solutions in support of their environment….”

“….Entries must demonstrate the technology’s suitability for use in low-resource settings. Technologies are then selected for inclusion in the Compendium if they fulfill at least one of the criteria below:

- The technology or the practice is better suited to address a health problem or to improve current health systems and services than existing solutions available. Examples of improvements over existing technologies may include superior effectiveness; enhanced ease of use and maintenance; reduced training requirements; labor saving; improved safety level for user, patient, and/or environment; increased social and cultural acceptability; technical superiority; improved accessibility, better cost-effectiveness and affordability; reduced energy requirements.

- The technology provides an appropriate solution to a health problem not yet addressed by any other technology…”

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