Programmes and projects

Global Observatory for eHealth

The Global Observatory for eHealth works to improve health by providing Member States with strategic information on effective practices in eHealth.

Health Academy

The Health Academy aims to improve knowledge about good health through the use of eLearning. In particular, it targets school-age children aged 12-18 through multi-media presentation of its health content.

WHO eLearning resources for health workforce training

Compendium of online and CD-ROM eLearning resources, available for download and by order. The list also includes blended learning degree programmes available through our partner institutions.


A platform to support the development of Human Resources for Health in Portuguese-speaking countries facilitating collaboration among institutions, delivering health information and promoting capacity building.


eHealth Governance is concerned with eHealth services and the health Internet, which are changing the context of health information privacy, security and safety in the networked world.

National eHealth strategies

To support national eHealth strategy development, WHO is working with representatives from ministries of health and ICT through workshops and online training. With ITU, WHO has also developed a National eHealth Strategy Toolkit.

Standards for eHealth

The adoption of eHealth standards is critical to the implementation of health care information systems, promoting interoperability and enabling the effective, consistent, and accurate exchange of data.

Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

The two Millennium Development Goals on improving the health of women and children are in urgent need of innovative and strategic actions, supported by political will and resources for greater impact. ICT is critical in this effort.

Contact information

eHealth Unit
Service Delivery and Safety
Health Systems and Innovation
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211 Geneva 27