Tuberculosis (TB) represents a real threat to global health while tobacco use remains a leading cause of TB. Be He@lthy Be Mobile - A Handbook on How to Implement MTB-Tobacco is a guide for TB health-care providers that shows how to implement a strategy for using SMS text messaging to encourage behavioral change in TB patients and tobacco users.
Patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease suffer from long-term quality-of-life issues. Be He@lthy, Be Mobile — A Handbook on How to Implement mBreatheFreely helps policy-makers and health-care leaders develop and implement the mBreatheFreely initiative, which uses mobile devices to communicate health information that improves patients’ lives.
As life expectancy increases, mobile phones can help older people prevent or manage physical and mental decline. Be He@lthy, Be Mobile — A Handbook on How to Implement mAgeing guides health-care organizations in using text messaging to motivate people to make lifestyle decisions that could stop or reduce problems such as cognitive impairment, loss of mobility or declines in vision and hearing.
The second issue of ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries, “Data for Good” takes research on data dimensions and presents in clear terms so that ICT industry insiders, government leaders and other interested parties can analyze information on how data can be relevant to business, governance, policy, law and consumer protection within ICT-rich modern economies.