The Internet of Things has the power to connect people to information and processes through devices such as wearables, enabling remote and real-time monitoring and medical consultations. The Internet of Things are poised to provide imminent developments for the eHealth sector.
A large proportion of Africa’s population has access to mobile networks, making eHealth solutions highly scalable, which should reduce the cost of implementing Internet of Things technology and programs over time.
The Global eHealth Foundation will harness the full potential of the Internet of Things as an innovation engine to develop a range of eHealth solutions. We will focus on monitoring, health information, and medical visits – solutions that can close the digital gap in last mile communities. Collaboration is vital to success. We will work closely with technology companies, local developers and local users on scalable solutions and technology that address local needs and resources. We will advise local partners on ways to incorporate the Internet of Things into their projects.