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WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions


17 April 2019 | The World Health Organization (WHO) today released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. WHO systematically reviewed evidence on digital technologies and consulted with experts from around the world to produce recommendations on 10 different ways that digital technologies may be used for maximum impact on health systems.

Grand Challenges grant for cuffless blood pressure monitor linked to action software

Nurse at health facility examining a pregnant woman, DRC.
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13 September 2018 | A project that integrates an innovative blood pressure measurement software with an open-access mobile patient record and decision-support software platform has won a Grand Challenges award that will help enable its testing in low- and middle-income countries.

WHO Software for frontline health workers receives new UNICEF Innovation Fund Award

A health worker in a village of Bangladesh using a tablet.
mPower social enterprise

28 November 2016 | The Open Smart Register Platform (OpenSRP) is a software system that supports frontline health workers to electronically register and monitor the health of their clients. Using mobile phones or tablets, the system frees health workers from cumbersome paperwork and helps to ensure that every individual is reached with essential health interventions.


The WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanhom launches the WHO Guideline on Digital Interventions for Health System Strengthening. The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to be at the forefront of ensuring Ministries of Health have guidance to benefit from digital technology for health system and population needs.

Removing Barriers to Timely Essential Maternal & Newborn Services