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Mobile Health Activity Spreads to Over 4 in 5 Countries, but Remains Limited to Small Scale and Single Issue Projects

Mobile Health Activity Spreads to Over 4 in 5 Countries, but Remains Limited to Small Scale and Single Issue Projects

Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) June 07, 2011

Eighty-three per cent of governments surveyed report at least one use of mobile phones to support health activities in their country, yet the majority of mHealth activities are limited in size and scope, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report launched today with support from the mHealth Alliance, the United Nations Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation at the GSMA and mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit.

Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, a founding member and host of the mHealth Alliance, welcomed the report saying, “Wireless technologies have enormous potential to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health programs as they grow beyond the pilot programs common in most of the world. This report provides the data that can help accelerate the strategic use and evaluation of mobile technologies as mHealth is taken to scale to help meet health needs.”

The study, mHealth: New Horizons for Health through Mobile Technologies, is the most comprehensive global study of mHealth activity to date. Written by WHO’s Global Observatory for eHealth, the report analyzes data from 112 countries by 14 mHealth activity types, as well as WHO region and World Bank income group. The report also documents the maturity of mHealth activities, and barriers to mHealth adoption and scale.

Although the report shows a groundswell of mHealth activity globally, the majority of these projects are still in pilot phase. Two-thirds of countries surveyed reported between one and three mHealth activities, yet only 12% of reported efforts to evaluate their mHealth activities.

The four most frequently reported mHealth initiatives were health call centres (59%), emergency toll-free telephone services (55%), managing emergencies and disasters (54%), and mobile telemedicine (49%). mHealth initiatives varied by region and income group, with health survey initiatives, for example, being among the most commonly reported mHealth activities in low income countries, yet among the least commonly reported mHealth activities globally.

The 14 mHealth activity types include: appointment reminders, community mobilization and health promotion, decision support systems, emergency toll-free telephone services, health call centers/health care telephone helplines, health surveillance, health surveys, information initiatives, mobile telemedicine, patient monitoring, patient records, public health emergencies, raising awareness, and treatment compliance.

The complete report is available on the WHO website http://www.who.int/goe/publications.

Press contacts:

In Cape Town, South Africa:

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Mobile: + 1 202-280-5031    

In Washington, D.C.:

Karin Lornsen


Office: + 1 202-887-9040

About the mHealth Alliance

The mHealth Alliance (mHA) mobilizes innovation to deliver quality health at the furthest reaches of wireless networks and mobile devices. Working with diverse partners, the mHA advances mHealth through research, advocacy, and support for the development of interoperable solutions and sustainable deployment models. The mHA sponsors innovation challenges and conferences, leads cross-sector mHealth initiatives, and hosts HUB (Health UnBound), a global online community for resource sharing and collaborative solution generation. Founding partners include the Rockefeller Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation, PEPFAR, the GSM Association, and HP. More information is available at: http://www.mHealthAlliance.org.

About the UN Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. These campaigns focus on reducing child mortality, empowering women and girls, creating a new energy future, securing peace and human rights, and promoting technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.



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Father of Raw Plant Based Diet & Wholistic Clinical Research Activist Viktoras Kulvinskas is Over the Moon for the Green PolkaDot Box Natural Food Online Store

Father of Raw Plant Based Diet & Wholistic Clinical Research Activist Viktoras Kulvinskas is Over the Moon for the Green PolkaDot Box Natural Food Online Store

Viktoras Kulvinskas is over the moon for the Green PolkaDot Box Natural Food Online Store

Montezuma, Costa Rica (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

Green PolkaDot Box™ founder Rod Smith today announced his partnership with Viktoras Kulvinskas, the father of the raw food movement. Furthermore, Viktoras is the author of Survival in the 21st Century: Planetary Healers Manual http://www.survivalinthe21stcentury.com which sold over a half a million copies worldwide and was the first wholistic book published with over 400 Medical References. Teaching vibrant health and optimal lifestyle habits has been Viktoras’ life’s work. Now, with great excitement, Viktoras Kulvinskas invites families, businesses and all to consider eating better for a lower cost through the online natural foods shopping alternative offered by the Green PolkaDot Box. http://www.greenpolkadotbox.com/viktoras

Viktoras Kulvinskas has spent the last 35 years as a practitioner in the area of wholistic healing modalities and as a living foods chef, who has served vegan, raw food meals to hundreds of thousands of people. He knows that education, combined with making raw, organic and natural foods drastically more affordable will indeed enable a growing number of families to choose healthier lifestyle options.

“No one likes to pay retail for essential foods,” said Viktoras Kulvinskas, Father of Raw Plant Based Diet. “And, while people are always embracing cost effective foods, there is however a fast growing recognition that scientifically links organic foods and their higher nutrient value with optimal health benefits. The Green PolkaDot Box is helping to change the game by bringing all the best companies and products to the table at unprecedented low prices. Savings are up to a 60% on shelf items and up to 80% for fresh produce in bulk!”

The Green PolkaDot Box™ (GPDB) is a membership club that helps consumers combine their purchasing power to bargain directly with manufacturers and growers for the best pricing, whether that is for organic, natural and other healthy whole food products or simply environmentally friendly personal care products. There is also the added service of being able to shop for therapeutic functional foods. GPDB strives to become the leading authoritative source for their members who seek to address food allergies, diabetes, lactose intolerance, obesity and so many other health challenges.

“We are proud to offer the best pricing on organic foods and wholistic products,” said Rod Smith, Green Polka Dot Box founder. “For those dedicated to eating Raw, Living Foods, Vegan or Vegetarian, etc., the Green PolkaDot Box membership will deliver a wonderful variety of fresh produce and the fantastic items you love for less money. Even if you are a health-minded consumer who is trying to eat better, cheaper and have easy delivery, saving both time and energy, GPDB will satisfy your needs.”

The Green PolkaDot Box™ does not carry any products that contain harmful ingredients, including foods that are known to be genetically modified. They only carry products that are believed to represent the highest quality and value. GPDB’s goal is to pass through to its Members all the cost savings possible while at the same time, creating an opportunity for members to share the wealth with others in a variety of ways. The Green PolkaDot Box is an online membership club that provides through its partnerships, the best pricing from manufacturers and growers. The GPDB annual membership includes either a “club” or “reward” membership; the later offering a referral rewards program to help consumers earn their healthy food purchases. Both membership types feature a free delivery option.

By joining The Green PolkaDot Box you can align yourself with other leaders in the Health and Wellness Industry, including organizations like the Organic Consumers Association, Citizens for Health, the Hippocrates Health Institute and the Living Light Culinary Institute and many more, all of which have already embraced The Green PolkaDot Box in order to benefit their constituents.

Please click on this link The Green PolkaDot Box and register NOW for this Limited Time Offer of a Free Club Membership. To contact Viktoras directly email him at vikintheGPDbox(at)gmail(dot)com or leave him a voicemail at 1-866-LIVEMAX (1-866-548-3629).

Reverend Viktoras P. Kulvinskas MS is a Lithuanian World War II survivor who retired from teaching College Mathematics & Computer Systems, as well as a business consultant with the likes of the Apollo Mission, M.I.T., Smithsonian and Harvard…at 29, to pursue wholistic lifestyles. During the last 40 years, he pioneered the co-founding with Ann Wigmore (Lithuanian-born) of the Hippocrates Health Institute. Viktoras developed the Hippocrates Live Food program that has helped millions around the world regain their health through living the Wholistic Lifestyles. He published the best seller with over ½ million in print, the first Wholistic Lifestyle manual “Survival in the 21st Century: Planetary Healers Manual” survivalinthe21stcentury.com. Viktoras has developed over 100 Super Food Supplements and authored 8 other books and lectured world-wide reaching millions. Viktoras does ongoing research in soil-less indoor gardening, probiotic kitchen cuisine and an Essene Biogenic Low Cost diet. Viktoras continues to lecture, teach and give consultations worldwide as well as offering retreats in Montezuma, Costa Rica where he resides most of the year. For more info: http://www.viktorasretreats.com

Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI), a world renowned, first of its kind integrative wellness center, which began in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1960’s was co-founded by visionary humanitarians Viktoras Kulvinskas, M.S. and his then partner, Dr. Ann Wigmore. The Hippocrates program is based on a vegan, living, enzyme-rich diet. For more info: http://www.hippocratesinst.org/our-history http://www.greenpolkadotbox.com/viktoras

Rod A. Smith, founder of The Green PolkaDot Box, has launched numerous successful ventures in his professional life after an earlier career in Commercial Real Estate. Prior to The Green PolkaDot Box™ he also founded and development of the company known today as InContact (NASDAQ: SAAS), a diversified communications company. For more information about Rod Smith and his reason for founding The Green PolkaDot Box™, please visit The Green PolkaDot Box



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Multisport: RunnersWeb.com Grows Traffic 68% Over 2004

Multisport: RunnersWeb.com Grows Traffic 68% Over 2004

(PRWEB) July 15, 2005

The Runner’s and Triathlete’s Web (RunnersWeb.com Inc.) today announced a major traffic increase for the first six months of 2005. The running and triathlon resource portal, which is based in Ottawa, Canada, is now averaging over 7,200 visitors per day.

January 1 – June 30, 2004: Visitors:752,794, PageViews: 3,927,605

January 1 – June 30, 2005: Visitors: 1,266,154, Pageviews: 6,718,156


RunnersWeb.com provides coverage of multisport with a focus on running and triathlon. In addition to event calendars and results, the site provides race previews and reports from internationally recognized sources such as Race Results Weekly and Track Profile Report. During the Tour de France the site provides daily reports from James Raia.


RunnersWeb.com has a number of established authors and agencies such as Owen Anderson, Lance Watson, Carmichael Training Systems, and Peak Performance Online (UK) providing training articles and features on a regular basis.

Content on the site is indexed by the major news search engines such as Google and MSN and the site provides an RSS feed available through Yahoo’s myYahoo!

The site also carries a monthly running trivia quiz and photo recognition quiz.


The site publishes a free, weekly (Friday) Runner’s And Triathlete’s Web Digest for subscribers.


The site is very involved in the local multisport community through sponsorship of the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team – a women’s running and multisport club, the OAC GatineauTriathlon, the OAC Corporate Relay, and Somersault Promotions, an Ottawa multisport event organizer and was the presenting sponsor for a Dave Scott Triathlon clinic this past spring.


Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlete and Coach

“The Runner’s Web is my all time favorite site, the first one I go to everyday.”

Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor, Runner’s World Magazine

“I’m a big fan of your RunnersWeb.com site”.

Finish Line Sports:

“Runner’s Web is an amazing site. Everything you could possibly want to know about running is there. There are links to every possible place on the web that has to do with running! This is a site worth bookmarking!”

Alan Brookes, Race Director, ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Canada Running

“RunnersWeb.com is your definitive Daily News for runners. A day without it is like a day without your run!”

Kor van der Bij, AtletiekWereld.nl

“I am a fan of RunnersWeb. We watch the site every day to get the latest. This site is hot!”

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