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iheed @MedX 2017 recap: Innovation and the path to Universal Health Coverage (via Memotext)

Health care systems face ever-growing challenges: widening inequalities, emerging infectious and environmental risks, the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and ageing populations.
 
Universal health coverage (UHC) is a goal “to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.”
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iheed speaks at PEI Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Public Health in Africa

Africa faces the world’s most dramatic health crisis. Accounting for 24% of the global disease burden, the challenges the continent faces are many and complex, with growing inequities in access to health services and health outcomes across the region. Furthermore, the WHO estimates that NCDs are likely to surpass the toll of sickness and death from infectious disease by 2030, with cancer, type-2 diabetes and heart disease the biggest killers.

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Irish Independent : How a mobile phone will treat the poorest

In November 2014, iheed partnered with John's Hopkins University to deliver the world's foremost event for Technology in Global Health Education, the GEThealth Summit. Eilis O'Regan summarises the event. 

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The Journal.ie : Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

An article written for journal.ie in regard to novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

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Huffington post: mHealth-Technological Change at the Frontline of Healthcare

Back in 2014, we were asked to write a guest post for the Huff post focusing on mhealth and how it can be more involved in training healthworkers across the globe.

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