"We're in the process of structuring a partnership now between a big insurer, an mHealth service provider and a mobile network operator. An instance of big data coming together providing value for everyone."
"Agree wholeheartedly. And typically, for the private sector to be involved meaningfully on a sustainable basis (apart from pure CSR initiatives) they would look for some sort of payment (however small) as a proxy for value being provided by a…"
"On the topic of smartphones, even while waiting for cost to come down for mass consumption, there are many applications that can leverage the relatively large computing power for a smaller group - the community health workers - to help them do their…"
"That said, there's also lots of opportunities. The mobile sector, in Africa at least, is beginning to make a strong play to reach out to the rural poor as part of an effort to leverage their infrastructure to the fullest, and various…"
"In terms of challenges, and again from the health arena, we see a lot of activity and success stories at the pilot stage, but very rarely examples of scaled, sustainable success. A number of reasons for this, but a key piece of this we think…"
"From the health perspective, what's interesting is the huge variety of ways in which the mobile channel has been used to complement traditional health interventions, ranging from health education and awareness, to medication compliance and…"
"Brief intro to myself - I manage a programme within the GSMA across 10 African countries helping to bring together the health and mobile community in public-private partnerships to launch mHealth services focusing on nutrition and maternal/child…"