Using mobile phones to increase access to health services
About the Initiative
Be He@lthy, Be Mobile is a collaboration between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Founded in 2013, the initiative helps governments introduce health services for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors, by using mobile phones to deliver information.
Connecting people with information about NCDs is a key part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the global community to achieve its target of Universal Health Coverage by 2030, NCDs must be addressed. They currently kill more people each year than every other disease combined.