The workshop also explored how specific OpCos in the Qtel Group could take advantage of key opportunities in this sector within their own markets and help to build sustainable mHealth eco-systems.
Additional presentations on the day included mHealth case studies highlighting ongoing and scalable mHealth strategies that are already underway.
A major part of the Qtel Group's ongoing strategy is to enhance the mHealth offering for all its customers. Representatives at the event included delegates from Qtel Qatar, Indosat, Wataniya Kuwait, Nawras, Asiacell, Nedjma, Tunisiana, Bravo, Wataniya Maldives, Wataniya Palestine, which between them cover mobile markets across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
The workshop series extended to a second day in Qatar that focused specifically on the health needs of Qatar for both the public and private sectors. For the second day of the workshop, representatives from Qtel Qatar were joined by Dr. Faleh Mohammad Hussain, Assistant Secretary General for Policy Affairs, of the Supreme Council of Health in Qatar, Dr. Foziyah Abdulla, Director of E-health and Information Technology at the Supreme Council of Health in Qatar as well as mobile health and ICT platform providers from Qatar and private sector healthcare partners within the country.
"We are really pleased to be working with the Qtel Group to bring this workshop series here to Doha; mobile is increasingly playing a significant role within healthcare and is supporting healthcare services across the globe," said Dr. Craig Fridericks, Director of Health, GSMA.
"We are working with mobile network operators (MNO) worldwide to highlight how they can implement mHealth initiatives into the market that will offer significant health and lifestyle benefits to end users."
(Source: AME Info)