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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.


October 26 - 28, 2021

The Ethics of mHealth as a global phenomenon


Mobile health (mHealth) technologies are increasingly utilized worldwide. These involve a diverse range of apps, wearables, implants and other digital devices that purport to improve health. While these technologies have considerable potential to improve health, the developments in mobile health technology affect individuals and societies in ways that raise numerous ethical questions. One gap in the discussions involves the ethical implications that arise from a global, globalized and international perspective. At this workshop, we will therefore take a specific look at the ethical and social implications of mHealth technologies as a global phenomenon.