Last week Sean Blaschke, health systems strengthening specialist for UNICEF, participated at the mHealth summit in Washington, DC. This article by mHealthNews discusses some of the topics discussed.

As Time magazine named those fighting the Ebola epidemic its collective “Person Of The Year,” a Wednesday morning keynote and panel discussion at the mHealth Summit sought to shine the spotlight on another Ebola fighter – technology.

From companies using social media channels to track Ebola outbreaks in western Africa, to international collaborations targeting mobile platforms and devices as a means of arming frontline workers with information they need, mHealth has taken the lead in combatting this deadly epidemic. And it has provided a blueprint for the tracking and treatment of health concerns as varied as the flu and food poisoning.

Read the full article here.