KOFIH will continue financing mobile health technologies for early health screening

A business meeting with the overseas Ambassadors to Mongolia took place in Ulaanbaatar to discuss the introduction and usage of mobile health technologies for early health screening and diagnosis especially for remote, migrant and disadvantaged populations. The Ministry of Health, WHO and Czech Embassy jointly organised the meeting to present the findings and the results of the “Introduction of mobile health technologies at the primary health care and community levels in Mongolia” project successfully conducted by the Ministry of Health and WHO with the financial support of 300 thousand USD from the Korean Foundation for International Health Care and the NGO, Community Chest of Korea.

The pilot project was implemented from 1 January 2016 through 31 January 2017 within the framework of the “Strengthening sub-national health systems”, a flagship programme of WHO in Mongolia. The m-Health project delivered integrated health screenings for communicable and non-communicable diseases to 14,242 residents in three pilot sites in Umnugobi aimag and two pilot sites in Songino-Khairkhan district of Ulaanbaatar helping many people to prevent illnesses or identify progressing diseases and take care of their health early. Ambassadors of Australia, Czech Republic and Korea as well as representatives from Embassies of Japan, France, Kazakhstan, Turkey and USA were present at the meeting and expressed an interest in looking into possibilities of supporting the project in the future. In 2017 the KOFIH will expands its support to 4 aimags and 2 districts of Ulaanbaatar with USD 250 thousand of financing.