Evaluating the potential of wearable technologies to support health system strengthening in low- and middle-income countries
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for the majority of preventable deaths worldwide, and more than 85% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where capacities of local health systems are often inadequate to address this problem.
Wearable health monitors such as smartwatches are a promising technological innovation which could be used by health authorities in these countries to control and monitor risk factors for non-communicable diseases.
BIOS is research project involving a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the National Institute of Public Health in Cambodia, which aims to assess this potential.
BIOS Launch and stakeholder engagement event in Phnom Penh!
On 18 March 2019, the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) organised in Cambodia (Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh) the BIOS stakeholder engagement and launch, in collaboration with the SCUBY project. The event was presided by His Excellency Prof. ENG Huot, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health, and involved about seventy stakeholders including officers from the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. Read more.