SDG 3: Good health and well-being
SDG 3: "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages". As the fastest and largest global technology uptake in history, mobile broadband has the potential to positively impact all of the 17 SDGs. While there are considerable challenges to be tackled in achieving this ambitious agenda, the examples of our products, services and solutions demonstrate the role ICT can play in accelerating the achievement of the Global Goals.
ICT's role in reaching this goal
ICT tools can help interconnectivity and integration of different parts of the health system, it can also enable telemedicine software, remote diagnostics, unified databases, improved quality, accountability, cost-effectiveness, patient empowerment and disease surveillance. The use of ICT tools can empower patients to employ preventive medicine that improves well-being and reduces health costs, and data collection centers that use mobiles as tools to reduce the risks of disease outbreaks.
ICT solutions making an impact
Saving lives with massive IoT, China
We use narrowband IoT sensors to monitor land movement so that when a landslide occurs the system can send data to a server and trigger an alarm. In 2017, at PT Expo China, Ericsson showed in a simulation how movement on a mountain, determined to be a landslide, is immediately communicated to a mobile phone.
To help halt the Ebola outbreak, Ericsson donated more than 1300 mobile phones that were pre-loaded by employee volunteers with apps on Ebola prevention, treatment and a survey tool from the Earth Institute and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The phones were shipped to UNICEF and IRC for deployment to community health workers in West Africa.
1,300 community health workers benefitted from smartphones configured by Ericsson volunteers.