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Mobile technology for health behaviour change

2019's big announcements

The last couple of months have seen some big announcements in digital health, with exciting movements on the international stage. In January, the Lancet, a leading peer-reviewed journal, announced its new Lancet Digital Health journal, committing to publish and promote high-quality research into digital technologies. In February global leaders gathered in Delhi to sign the Joint Declaration on Digital Health for Sustainable Development and in March The World Health Organization announced its new Department of Digital Health.

mHealth and Ebola

The Ebola outbreak is dominating the news this month and amongst all the terrible stories, we read this interesting piece about how mHealth could be a key facilitator in reducing the spread of the virus. Take a look at this balanced article about how mobiles can be used for rapid dissemination of information in developing countries when time is of the essence.