Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit to take place in South Africa

First GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit to take place 6-9 June 2011 in South Africa

16 March 2011, London--The inaugural GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit will be held 6-9 June 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.The premier event will bring together the key stakeholders in the mobile health world - from leaders in government, private sector and industry, to developers and implementers working on the ground, in order to further the understanding and adoption of mobile technology in the health sector. The GSMA also announced that it has launched Mobile Health Live, an online information centre designed specifically for mobile health professionals.

The Summit will include a cutting-edge conference programme which will address a wide range of topics, including:

* Mobile Health for Capacity Building
* Parallels and Diversities in Mobile Health between Emerging and Developed Countries
* Delivering the Mobile Health Ecosystem
* Privacy and Security of Mobile Health
* Compliance and Medical Adherence around Non-Communicable Diseases
* Mobile Health Solutions along the Continuum of Care for Maternal Health

The Summit will also feature an exhibition showcase, and will also offer business development opportunities for key executives from across the mobile and healthcare industries. The event will attract a wide range of stakeholders including mobile operators, insurance groups, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, research centres, equipment manufacturers, infrastructure vendors, application developers and integrators from around the globe.



The GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit offers four days of discussion, leadership and progress for the mobile health industry. The conference and exhibition will be held on June 7-8, with many additional meetings, working groups and other sessions taking place on June 6th and 9th. The GSMA will utilise its central role in the mobile industry to provide a unique opportunity for delegates and exhibitors from both industries and their wider ecosystems to interact and share experiences in a world-class environment.

GSMA Launches Mobile Health Live
Mobile Health Live is a platform that will serve as a critical information resource for both the mobile and health industries. Building on and complementing the GSMA’s Mobile World Live portal, Mobile Health Live will deliver fresh, dynamic content and networking opportunities to mobile health industry executives in an easy-to-consume, convenient and interactive Web 2.0 experience. Register to experience the Mobile Health Live portal at www.mobilehealthlive.org

About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its members, all with the goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.

About the mHealth Alliance (mHA)

The mHealth Alliance (mHA) mobilizes innovation to deliver quality health at the furthest reaches of wireless networks and mobile devices. Working with diverse partners, the mHA advances mHealth through research, advocacy, and support for the development of interoperable solutions and sustainable deployment models. The mHA sponsors innovation challenges and conferences, leads cross-sector mHealth initiatives, and hosts HUB (Health UnBound), a global online community for resource sharing and collaborative solution generation. Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and founded by the UN, Rockefeller, and Vodafone Foundations, the mHA now also includes PEPFAR, HP, and the GSM Association among its founding partners. www.mhealthalliance.org

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the new online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.comor the GSMA corporate website at www.gsmworld.com. Information about the GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit can be found at www.mobilehealthsummit.com.

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