monthly archives: July 2011

MDNet featured in WHO mHealth Report

After a multi-year global survey on eHealth, we’re excited about the World Health Organization’s (WHO) June release of their 2011 mHealth Report, featuring Switchboard and our close partner, the Ghana Medical Association.

The report, released by the WHO’s Global Observatory for eHealth, assesses mHealth activities in 112 countries.  Our MDNet program in Ghana was highlighted as one of five case studies, and includes discussion of our approach to networking 2,200 physicians, along with program benefits, cost structure, and lessons learned.

The report identifies the diverse ways in which mobile devices are being used for health around the world.  The report…

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Liberia’s Doctors Can Now Find One Another

We’re excited to announce the release of Liberia’s first-ever Doctor Directory.

On July 1, 2011, we will begin distribution of a printed Directory to all 181 doctors and 100 health facilities throughout the country.  In Liberia, a total of 181 doctors serve a population of 4 million people. The Directory, sponsored through the generous support of Lonestar Cell (MTN), contains the contact details every doctor working in the Liberia, along with 22 hospital phones that are also connected to MDNet.

The Directory serves as an important phase of the MDNet program — allowing doctors to expand their support network and…

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