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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.

The EU mHealth Hub

​​​​​The EU mHealth Hub Project is a collaboration between WHO and ITU to collect best practices on the use of mHealth in Europe. It will work with the Be He@lthy, Be Mobile initiative to collect experiences within national health systems. 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...​


  Learn about how we are supporting countries. More...


 Learn about who ITU works with in this initiative. More...

Past Events

  • 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…​