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E-Strategies

eHealth and innovation in women's and children's health: A baseline review
2014   Publication Notice with Order Form

Improving the health of women and children is a global health imperative, reflected in two of the most compelling Millennium Development Goals which seek specifically to reduce maternal and infant deaths by 2015. This joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), based on a 64-country survey, demonstrates - as never before in such detail - the vital role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) and particularly eHealth are playing today in helping achieve those targets. It demonstrates how, every day, eHealth is saving the lives of women, their babies and infants in some of the most vulnerable populations around the world, in a wide variety of innovative ways.
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National eHealth Strategy Toolkit
2012   Publication Notice with Order Form

Worldwide, the application of information and communication technologies to support national health-care services is rapidly expanding and increasingly important. This is especially so at a time when all health systems face stringent economic challenges and greater demands to provide more and better care, especially to those most in need. The National eHealth Strategy Toolkit is an expert, practical guide that provides governments, their ministries and stakeholders with a solid foundation and method for the development and implementation of a national eHealth vision, action plan and monitoring framework. All countries, whatever their level of development, can adapt the Toolkit to suit their own circumstances. Representing one of the most significant collaborations in recent years between the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union, the Toolkit is a landmark in understanding what eHealth is, what it can do, and why and how it should be applied to health care today.
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e-Government Implementation Toolkit: e-Government Readiness Assessment Framework
11.2010  

"This paper on e-government readiness assessment serves as an introduction to the "ITU e-Government Implementation Toolkit". The Toolkit, to be developed in several modules, will examine key dimensions of the e-government environment to help decision makers identify priority areas for action, based on their level of readiness and national development strategies. "
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M-Government - Mobile Technologies for Responsive Governments and Connected Societies
2011   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report aims to foster a better understanding of how to leverage the economic and social impacts of the use of mobile technologies and applications to enable ubiquitous governments, sustain public sector innovation and transform public service delivery. The report is a joint-product of the collaboration between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
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eEnvironment Toolkit and Readiness Index (EERI)
11.2010  

The objective of the e-Environment Toolkit is to help countries, jurisdictions, communities and organizations, particularly those in the developing world, assess the contribution that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can make to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as part of a national climate change strategy and action plan.
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Research on Legislation in data Privacy, Security and the Prevention of Cybercrime
2006  

"The International Telecommunication Union's Development Bureau mandate is to assist developing countries to acquire the knowledge and develop the founding blocks for an information society. One of these founding blocks is cybersecurity. In order to compile general but adequate guidelines on such a vast area, research on existing legislation in developing countries and multinational frameworks is examined on both a content level, encompassing intellectual property, digital rights management and anti-circumvention, and a network security level, incorporating areas such as technical standards and integrity of data, with a close look at the security of information infrastructure (privacy and data protection) and computer-related crimes (spamming and identity theft), among other topics. "
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E-Strategies Empowering Development
07.2006  

"With the active support of more than 150 ITU Member States on six continents and with assistance provided to some 120 developing and least developed countries, ITU E-Strategies is one of the largest e-empowerment programmes of its kind in the world. Launched with the aim of using the power of latest generation technologies to spur social and economic development in the world's poorest regions, E-Strategies boasts an extensive global catalogue of activities, a growing network of key partnerships and the cooperative involvement of many of the world's governments and leading private sector players. "
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Other editions:   02.2006  
 
Global Cybersecurity Index & Cyberwellness Profiles
2015  New!  

This report presents the 2014 results of the GCI and the Cyberwellness country profiles for Member states. It includes regional rankings, a selected set of good practices and the way forward for the next iteration. The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) measures each nation's level of commitment to the ITU's Global Cybersecurity Agenda, with the aim of highlighting potential areas for improvement and driving cybersecurity to the forefront of national plans.
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Other editions:   2007   2006  
 
ICTs for e-Environment - Guidelines for Developing Countries, with a Focus on Climate Change
2008  

This report reviews key ICT trends and provides an overview of the impact that ICTs have on the environment and climate change as well as their role in helping mankind to mitigate and adapt to these changes.
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Securing Internet and Information Networks
2009  

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Understanding cybercrime: Phenomena, challenges and legal response
2014  New!   Publication Notice with Order Form

Cyberattacks are on the rise. The media constantly report about data breaches and increasingly sophisticated cybercrime. Even governments are affected. At the same time, it is obvious that technology alone cannot solve the problem. What can countries do? Which issues can be addressed by policies and legislation? How to draft a good law? The report assists countries in understanding what cybercrime is about, what the challenges are in fighting such crime and supports them in drafting policies and laws.
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Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) - Report 2016
2016  New!  

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Other editions:   2015  
 
Making better access to healthcare services
2006  

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M-Powering Development Initiative: Report 2015
2015  

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Other editions:   2014  
 
Towards Interoperable eHealth for Europe: Telemedicine alliance strategy
2005  

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Landscape of tele-health infrastructure at points-of-service in India
2011  

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Other editions:   07.2010   09.2010  
 
Scaling e-Health Services in step with ICT Transformation
11.2010  

"The concept of ICT adoption in healthcare delivery has attracted international initiatives with huge budgets, as a mechanism for bridging the global digital divide with equitable care delivery. e-Health is viewed as a major mechanism of Information Communication Technology (ICT) adoption, for proliferating equitable care delivery from palliative, curative to preventive care in the top cities to remote rural areas, especially for developing countries. e-Health delivery to remote locations relies on three major links between patient and care provider-Telecommunication infrastructure, back-end computing/storage infrastructure and End-User platforms. Case-studies and data from several pioneering e-Health initiatives in India have been gathered. However, the emphasis of this paper is more on the method used rather than the data samples, so that a typical data-driven governance system may use the same method and fit relevant data from their own demography to diligently prioritize investments with more accurate expectation of outcomes, by scaling e-Health services in step with ICT transformation. "
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Be He@thy, Be Mobile - A handbook on how to implement mTobaccoCessation
2016  New!  

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Be He@lthy, Be Mobile
2015  New!  

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