Apollo Telemedicine President to Deliver Keynote at African Mobile Health Summit

The GSMA and mHealth Alliance announced speakers for the GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit, which will be held 6-9 June 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The agenda features thought-leading conference sessions addressing a broad range of areas such as ‘Mobile Health for Capacity Building’; ‘Parallels and Diversities in Mobile Health between Emerging and Developed Countries’; ‘Privacy and Security of Mobile Health’; ‘Compliance and Medical Adherence around Non-Communicable Diseases’ and ‘Mobile Health Solutions along the Continuum of Care for Maternal Health.

The summit, jointly developed by the GSMA and mHealth Alliance and co-organised with Continua Health Alliance, includes visionary presentations and speeches from leaders across the mobile ecosystem.

Keynote speakers include Krishnan Ganapathy, president, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Christian de Faria, senior vice president of Commercial & Innovation, MTN Group, Lyse Brillouet, head of Strategy & Marketing, Orange Healthcare and Pramod Gaur, vice president Telehealth, United Health Group.

The incredible advancement of mobile communications has created an opportunity to reduce the cost to serve, extend the reach and improve the quality of healthcare,” said Gavin Krugel, head of Mobile Health, GSMA. Healthcare services through mobile technology have the potential to be life-changing for billions of people and the GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit will both facilitate discussion and showcase the latest developments and solutions in this rapidly evolving and dynamic marketplace.”

We are delighted that such a dynamic line up of innovators will be with us at this year’s Mobile Health Summit,” said Jennifer Potts, director of the Maternal and Newborn Mobile Health Initiative at the mHealth Alliance. This event will advance the discussion on how wireless technology can save lives and promote healthier communities in developing countries.”

The GSMA-mHA Mobile Health Summit offers four days of discussion, leadership and progress updates for the mobile health industry.

The GSMA will utilise its central role in the mobile industry to provide a unique opportunity for delegates and exhibitors from both industries and their wider ecosystems to interact and share experiences in a world-class environment.

The event will attract a wide range of stakeholders including mobile operators, insurance groups, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, research centres, equipment manufacturers, infrastructure vendors, application developers and integrators from around the globe.

By TelecomLead.com Team

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