Previewing the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. Next Week

Next week, Washington, D.C. is playing host to a summit on how mobile phone technologies can be harnessed to improve health outcomes in the developing world.  The term of art for this emerging field is mHealth, and from November 8 to 10, experts from the world of technology, health, philanthropy and the government and private sector will converge for the mHeath Summit.

Keynote speakers include Bill Gates, the White House’s first Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rogin, and UN Foundation President Ted Turner.  This promises to be a groundbreaking meeting.

Earlier today, the UN Foundation, which is one of the sponsors of the event, previewed the summit for a group of reporters.  Here’s the transcript of the call.

mhealth Alliance Press Briefing by UN Dispatch

I will attend and live blog many of the sessions. If you are planning to attend, drop me a line.