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.