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  CONTEXT and challenges POTENTIAL RECOGNISED BY THE WHO In 2005, the World Health Organization adopted a resolution for the creation of an eHealth strategy to reconcile digital technology and universal health coverage objectives. PROMISING PROSPECTS Digital health solutions could help 1.6 billion people across the globe access healthcare services by connecting an additional 2.5 billion people to the “knowledge economy” by 20301. EXPANDING PROJECT COVERAGE Though digital health pilot projects expanded by + 30% between 2005 and 2011 there is still a substantial lack of widespread use: in 2016, two-thirds of these projects were still in the pilot phase or at an informational stage2. IN 2018, 456 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA HAD A MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIPTION. BY 2025, THIS NUMBER WILL HAVE INCREASED TO 634 MILLION3. 1 SMARTer2030 report published by GeSI and Accenture (2015) • 2 Wilson, K., Gertz, B., Arenth, B., & Salisbury, N. (2014, December) Journey to Scale: Moving together past digital health pilots. Retrieved 25 February 2016 • 3 GSMA study, The Mobile Economy: sub-Saharan Africa, 2018 eHEALTH    Fondation Pierre Fabre – 38 

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