(This post was originally published in Global Health Magazine)
The diffusion of information and communication technologies (ICTs) throughout the world is changing the face of international development and global health. The exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences has become more affordable, seamless and instant. With technology, organizations today can reach individuals in the most remote areas, crowd-source data to provide aid in crisis settings, or disseminate health information to those that need it the most - the utility of ICTs is endless.
As access to such technology increases, so will the opportunities for organizations to test and leverage emerging tools to reach key audiences. Knowledge for Health (K4Health) is seizing these opportunities and tapping into new technologies, as well as creating unique applications, to facilitate knowledge management, and increase sharing, adaptation and use of information that improves health service delivery and health outcomes worldwide.