In Europe, chronic disease accounts for the majority of disease incidence and deaths. The World Health Organization’s project “The Global Burden of Disease” estimates that, in 2002, chronic or non-communicable conditions accounted for 87 percent of deaths in high-income countries, while only 7 percent of deaths were attributed to communicable conditions and nutritional deficiencies and 6 percent to injuries. The burden of chronic conditions and diseases in Europe is growing as the population ages. The proportion of those in European countries aged 65 years and older is projected to grow from 15 percent in 2000 to 23.5 percent by 2030. The proportion of those age 80 years and over is expected to more than double from 3 percent in 2000 to 6.4 percent in 20301.
According to Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Life, this important collaboration with Orange Business Services and the use of their connectivity services represents a significant milestone in the goal of obtaining certification for our 2net Platform and launching Qualcomm Life in Europe.
Anne-Marie Thiollet, Vice President of the Enterprise Line of Business, Orange Business Services adds that Qualcomm Life’s decision to choose Orange is a great recognition of Orangse’s M2M quality of service and global footprint of 220 countries and territories. With over 200 experts dedicated to M2M and supporting 2.5 million active M2M connections, and a targeted team in North America, Orange Business Services is committed to using mobile technology to deliver innovative solutions and services on a global scale, particularly in the health care domain.