The Problem Can one justify spending money on ICT solutions ?
Population Living on <US$1 /Day (PPP) African region 42.6% South-East Asia region 38.4 Global Average 22.7 Western Pacific region 16.0 Eastern Mediterranean 11.0 Region of the Americas 4.8 European region - WHO World Health Stats 2012
The Global ProblemPer Capita Government Health Spend US$ South-East Asia region 19 African region 41 Eastern Mediterranean 96 Western Pacific region 361 Global Average 549 Region of the Americas 1,566 European region 1,677 WHO World Health Stats 2012
The Global Situation Doctors per 100,000 peopleAfrican region 22South-East Asia region 56Eastern Mediterranean 109Global Average 142Western Pacific region 148Region of the Americas 200European region 332 WHO World Health Stats 2012
ICT Cost Cost of a bundle of telephone, mobile phone, broadband as a percentage of GNI per monthCountry Rank Telephone Mobile Fixed Cellular Broadband Niger 165 41.3% 73.4% 210.5%Malawi 164 18.2 91.0 2,408.0S Africa 99 5.2 4.8 5.7 USA 12 0.3 0.8 0.5Monaco 1 0.1 0.3 0.3 International Telecommunications Union 2011
Fixed Phone Lines /100 People 20114540 39,13530 28,5 26,32520 16,615 13,0 9,710 5 1,4 0 Europe The CIS** World Asia & Arab Africa Americas Pacific States Source: ITU World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators database
Active mobile-broadband subscriptions / 100 People, 2007 - 2011 60 Developed 50 WorldPer 100 inhabitants 40 Developing 30 20 10 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011* Source: ITU World Telecommunication /ICT Indicators database
Digital Divide and the Health Divide The digital divide is widening Why is this? Is this increasing the health divide ? If so what do we need to do?
Population Living on <US$1 /Day (PPP) African region 42.6% South-East Asia region 38.4 Western Pacific region 16.0 Eastern Mediterranean 11.0 Global Average 22.7 Region of the Americas 4.8 European region - WHO World Health Stats 2012
Rethinking the Problem Understand the problem Prioritise young vs old? Reduce digital divide Reduce communication costs Reverse the brain drain New funding paradigm – eAidThink Developing World in all that you do
Take Home MessagesThe developing world is differentExpectations must be relevantICT solutions must be appropriateNational budgets are low – sustainabilityGet the most bang for the buckIs eHealth for ageing a priority ?
The Ugly The developing Worldcontinues to be left behind It Needs YOU