Be He@lthy Be Mobile is a joint initiative between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The initiative uses mobile phone technology to deliver disease prevention and management information directly to mobile phone users, and strengthens health systems by providing training to health workers.It provides governments with best practices for mHealth interventions, based on existing clinical evidence from trials around the world. It also catalyses the establishment of national and global partnerships to ensure the longterm sustainability of mHealth programmes within national health systems.
As the lead UN agencies for health and ICTs, WHO and ITU are in a unique position to create a collaborative platform working with key stakeholders to address many of the current mHealth challenges. These include complexity, systems incompatibility, under-funding, lack of a sustainable business model, or failure to show concrete evidence of their impact.