mPowering Frontline Health Workers

This blog was posted on behalf of Mike Gann, Director of Intel’s World Ahead Healthcare Program. Follow Mike on Twitter @mike_gann.

Intel is very pleased to be a part of the “mPowering Frontline Health Workers Alliance” announced yesterday by USAID and the mHealth Alliance. 

I’m very impressed with the different organizations that have come to the table to share their expertise, successes, and deep passions for improving healthcare for women and children in underserved regions.  I have travelled to more than 35 countries over the last ten years and have met with many Ministers of Health.  One of the common messages  I hear over and over again is the need to find better ways to have the public and private sectors work together to solve some of these common and long-standing challenges in healthcare. 

Creating this alliance is a big step in the right direction.  As a technology company, we are very eager to share our expertise in forming global public policy, establishing national broadband plans, providing choices for mobile platform technologies, and creating sustainable business models. 

My challenge to the current organizations who have joined this special alliance is to constantly challenge the status quo and move quickly from Powerpoint® to broad deployments…there is just so much at stake every day.

Linda Qian

About Linda Qian

Linda focuses on CSR communications both internally and externally with Intel's global Corporate Responsibility Office. She graduated in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies from the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources. Follow Linda on Twitter at @lindalqian and @Intelinvolved. She is also active on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and Instagram.

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