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Health System and Health Workers Capacity Building as a Strategy for Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries: What Roles can Mobile/Wireless Technologies Play?

The aim of this paper is to explore the dynamics of using eHealth enabled by mobile/wireless ICTs (mHealth) in meeting the dual goals of health system and health workers capacity building in developing countries.

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A Technology Enabled Social Enterprise to Increase Access and Quality of Rural Healthcare

Only 20% of India’s medical professionals serve in rural areas where 70% of the population resides. The bulk of rural primary healthcare is delivered by private providers trained through informal apprenticeships, who do not have a statutory medical qualification. Innovative, scalable strategies are needed for further training and regulating these providers.

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ICT and International Hospital Cooperation

As regard to quick evolution of health systems and problems arisen from difficulties to insure equal access to healthcare and supplies for populations, which is a real challenge for health managers and politics everywhere, ICT may represent an interesting tool for improving health access and country planning, regulation and competences maintaining.

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Connecting the Global Healthcare Workforce through e-Health

The issues of healthcare workforce, the number of supply and the skills and capabilities of healthcare provider, are discussed. The framework for using e-Health to address these issues is provided. The main objective of this poster presentation is to provide strategies to link global healthcare workforce through e-Health applications.

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The Raft Network: Five Years of Distance Continuing Medical Education and Tele-Consultations via the Internet in French-Speaking Africa

Continuing education of healthcare professionals is a key element for the quality and efficiency of a health system. In developing countries, this activity is usually limited to capitals, and delocalized professionals do not have access to such opportunities, or to didactic material adapted to their needs.

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