Hot of the press, Mobilium Global attended & participated in the 2014 Partners’ Forum co-hosted by A Promise Renewed, Countdown to 2015, the independent Expert Review Group and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH). The 2014 Partners’ Forum offered a global platform for high-level advocacy, consensus-building and knowledge-sharing and provides a unique opportunity to take stock of progress in women’s and children’s health and shape a vision for the world we want for the future. The Forum convened partners from around the world to agree on action to accelerate progress to reach the MDGs. As many as 800 participants from the health and non-health sectors are attended the two-day Forum, including representatives from government, NGOs, academia, the private sector and international organisations.
During the Forum the GSMA announced an mHealth partnership across Sub-Saharan Africa – ‘Inter-Industry Partnership to Connect Mobile and Health Industries, With a Focus on Maternal and Child Health in a Region With Over 15 Million Pregnant Woman’
This new cross-ecosystem partnership has been designed to provide a range of mHealth services to women and children, with a particular focus on nutrition, across Sub-Saharan Africa. Mobilium Global will be partnering with the GSMA, Gemalto, Hello Doctor, Lifesaver, Mobenzi, MTN, Omega Diagnostics and Samsung. This programme could have far-reaching impact; according to GSMA Intelligence, there is a total annual, addressable market of 15.5 million pregnant women and mothers with children under five years of age.
For additional information and the official press release from the GSMA see the link below:
Seen at the launch are from l. to r. Dr Craig Friderichs of the GSMA; Dr Michael Moll the founder of ‘Hello Doctor’, the highly successful Africa health platform which is part of Smart Health; Ralph Simon, chairman of Mobilium Global the company that created the Smart health platform; Thabiet Allie, Samsung Africa’s Senior Vice President & Head of Content & Services; Harris Blass, CEO of Mobilium Global and Mobilium Africa.
See below all the tremendous coverage the event and announcements has generated both in the international and local African press:
- Health tech partnership targets UN MDGs, Fin24, 30 June 2014
- GSMA announces mHealth partnership across sub-Saharan Africa, Modern Ghana, 30 June 2014
- Samsung offers discounted phones and tablets to boost mHealth in Africa, Telecom Lead, 30 June 2014
- GSMA announces mHealth partnership across Sub-Saharan Africa, IT News Africa, 30 June 2014
- MTN, Samsung in big African m-health drive, Tech Central, 30 June 2014
- GSMA forms inter-industry mHealth partnership across Sub-Saharan Africa, HumanIPO, 30 June 2014
- GSMA launches African m-health drive, IT Web, 30 June 2014
- Omega Diagnostics in mHealth partnership, Interactive Investor, 01 July 2014
- GSMA launches mHealth partnership in 11 African countries, PC Advisor,30 June 2014
- GSMA rolling out of mHealth services across Africa, IT Web Africa, 01 July 2014
- GSMA Launches mHealth, Cross-ecosystem Partnership in Africa, Mobile Broadband, 01 July 2014
- Massive pan-African mobile health advice and analysis service launches, HyperText, 01 July 2014
- M-health faces regulatory hurdles, IT Web, 01 July 2014
- La GSMA annonce des partenariats autour du mHealth en Afrique subsaharienne, Afrique IT News, 01 July 2014
- GSMA annonce un partenariat dans le mHealth à travers l’Afrique sub-saharienne,Ecofin, 01 July 2014