On-the-record Press Teleconference Ahead of 2010 mHealth Summit

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Featuring a special announcement and previews of major outcomes of this historic meeting

In advance of the November 8 – 10, 2010 mHealth Summit, the mHealth Alliance, United Nations Foundation and Foundation for the National Institutes for Health will host a press teleconference to discuss the role and impact of mobile health, preview announcements and outcomes, and provide background on the Summit.

The largest event of its kind, the 2010 mHealth Summit is bringing together leaders at the forefront of the policy, research, business and development communities, including Bill Gates, Aneesh Chopra, Ted Turner and Judith Rodin. The Summit aims to advance the discussion around ways mobile technology can increase the access, efficiency and effectiveness of health systems in both the developing and developed worlds.

The use of wireless networks and devices to support health is improving policy-makers’, practitioners’ and patients’ access to information and care in the United States and abroad. With more than 85 percent of the planet having access to mobile communications, 70 percent of which are in the developing world, where disease burdens are highest, mHealth will continue to grow and change the way health services are provided in the future.

Who:                             

Kathy Calvin, CEO, United Nations Foundation
David Aylward, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance
Richard Scarfo, Director of Strategic Alliances and mHealth Summit Director at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

When:                             

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm (ET)

Call-in Details:                

US-based media, please dial 1-800-311-9402
UK-based media, please dial 0-800-028-8223
International media, please dial 1-334-323-7224
Passcode: MHEALTH

*To RSVP, please e-mail or call Karin Lornsen (klornsen(at)unfoundation(dot)org or 202-419-6405).

About the mHealth Summit
The 2010 mHealth Summit, organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health, will take place November 8 – 10, 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Accredited members of the press may register for free at http://mhealthsummit.org/press/registration. For further information, please visit http://www.mhealthsummit.org.

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