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Sunday, June 19, 2005

WHO | World Health Assembly concludes: adopts key resolutions affecting global public health

WHO | World Health Assembly concludes: adopts key resolutions affecting global public health:

The World Health Assembly, the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a wide rnage of resolutions at it's meeting at the end of May.

Included was the following statement on ehealth and elearning:

"Noting the potential impact of advances in information and communication technologies, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution encouraging more work on eHealth. eHealth is the cost-effective and secure use of information and communication technologies in support of health and health-related fields, including health-care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education. The resolution urges Member States to endeavour to reach communities, including vulnerable groups, with eHealth services, and requests the WHO Director-General to continue the expansion of mechanisms such as the Health Academy, which promote health awareness and healthy lifestyles through eLearning."

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