Call for Innovative Health Technologies and eHealth Solutions for Low-Resource Settings

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.

The 'Call for innovative health technologies and eHealth solutions for low-resource settings' is open to manufacturers, institutions, academia, individuals and non-profit organizations which design, manufacture and/or supply any type of innovative health technologies or eHealth solutions that are suitable for use in low-resource settings and address the global health concerns.

The health problems addressed by the innovative technologies should be related to the following key global health concerns:

  • Prematurity and low birth weight
  • Birth asphyxia and birth trauma
  • Neonatal infections
  • Infant and child (under 5) mortality
  • Deficient maternal health
  • Diarrheal diseases
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Lower respiratory infections
  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts
  • Hearing loss
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Unipolar depressive disorders
  • Conditions related to aging
  • Health workforce training
  • Management of patient information
  • Management of hospital information
  • Management of emergencies

Interested applicants can download the submission form from: www.who.int/medical_devices or www.who.int/goe.

The applications should be completed in English and e-mailed to: for medical devices This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for eHealth solutions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide an MS word version and a scanned pdf version containing your signatures. Please send images files and attach all documentation supporting your entry in the same email. Please make sure that the file size does not exceed 5MB.

Please note the following deadlines:

  • Innovative health technologies - 29 February 2012
  • eHealth solutions - 30 April 2012.

For further information, please visit:
http://www.who.int/goe/call2012/en/index.html

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