Image of a globe and stethoscope eHealth is the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health. eHealth is increasingly being used to eliminate geographical and financial barriers to health. Its application includes diagnosis and treatment, data management, education, and facilitation of communication between patients and physicians.

The WHO eHealth services programme provides technical support to countries on eHealth governance issues and policy frameworks. It supports Member States in implementing globally-approved standards and norms within national systems to enhance interoperability between different systems and between countries of the Region.

The programme also seeks to build an evidence base for the field of eHealth and develop monitoring and evaluation models and methods to measure the impact of e-Health interventions.


Digital health and innovation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

10 March 2020 | Cairo - An expert consultation on digital health and innovation (DHI) in the Region was held at the Regional Office by the Science, Information and Dissemination...

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First regional capacity-building workshop on development of national eHealth strategies

16 January 2018 | Cairo - The first regional capacity-building workshop on the development of national eHealth strategies was conducted from 25 to 27 December 2017, in full coordination with...

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In focus

Third phase of “Your health in a message” mobile service launched in Egypt

28 May 2017 - The WHO country office in Egypt, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population, organized a press conference to renew the call to join the...

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Jordan showcases national public health surveillance system at  Resilience and Development Forum

17 December 2015, Amman – WHO recently participated in the regional Resilience and Development Forum at the Dead Sea, Jordan – a meeting which brought together government officials, donors, and...

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Featured publications

GOe series: Volume 5
Legal frameworks for eHealth
1 February 2012

GOe series: Volume 4
Safety and security on the Internet: challenges and advances in Member States
1 December 2011