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BE HE@LTHY, BE MOBILE

​​​​​THE QUIET EPIDEMIC: NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND HOW MOBILE PHONES CAN HELP


​Rapidly spreading infectious ailments such as Ebola virus disease and avian flu generate headlines. . . but a collection of diseases that do not spread from person to person, usually progress slowly, and are often caused or worsened by habits and lifestyles, are taking an increasingly heavy toll, especially in low- and middle-income countries.  Information sent by mobile phone can alert people to the risks of NCDs and can save lives by targeting treatments and contributing to changes in behavior.

• Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory ailments, diabetes, and other NCDs cause 38 million deaths per year.
• Almost three quarters of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
• 16 million NCD deaths occur before age 70, and 82% of such “premature” deaths take place in less-wealthy nations.
• Tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol, and unhealthy diets increase the risk of dying from NCDs.
• 90% of people in developing countries have access to mobile phone networks.
    

Launch Event: Norway

​​Norway is well-positioned to play a leading role in the development of an mHealth programme for NCDs intervention​. More...​​​

mCessation in Costa Rica

​The mTobaccoCessation initiative targets​ the estimated 500,000 people who currently smoke in Costa Rica. More...​

mDiabetes in Senegal

Progress” can be a double-edged sword​ More...​​

About the initiative

​​​​​​​Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide and dominate health care needs and expenditure. ​More...​

Countries


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Joining Be He@lthy, Be Mobile is an opportunity to be part of a global initiative that harnesses the power and reach of mobile phones to help combat Non-communicable diseases. More...

partners


Partnerships are vital to Be He@lthy, Be Mobile.  Learn how your business or organization can help reduce the toll of many of the world’s most deadly diseases.​ More...

News

  • 24-25 February, 2016​: BHBM organized a Global Workshop on mHealth for TB-Tobacco - “Advancing efforts towards prevention and management of tuberculosis and tobacco consumption”, hosted by the American University of Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt. More…​