WHO scaling up M-Health early screening projects in rural and urban Mongolia

Many more disadvantaged people in urban Mongolia and herders in remote rural areas of the country will be able to undergo free health checks and early screenings for communicable and non-communicable diseases due to the "Scaling up the use of mobile health technology at the primary health care and community levels in Mongolia-2017" project, launched today at the Ministry of Health. The mobile health screening of remote and disadvantaged populations, implemented under the “Subnational Health System Strengthening” flagship programme of WHO Mongolia, has been successfully implemented in three soums of UG aimag and two khoroos of the capital's Songino-Khairhan district of Ulaanbaatar in 2016. The expansion of the similar project will be made to eight soums of eight aimags and two khoroos of two districts of Ulaanbaatar with an additional US$ 250 000 of funding from the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare and UD$ 70 000 financing from WHO. The project will deliver portable Wi-Fi-ready equipment, including electrocardiogram, ultrasound, blood pressure and blood sugar/cholesterol measuring devices and rapid tests for detecting HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis B and C. It will also provide laptops and electronic tablets for digitally storing of patient data.