While infectious diseases have long ranked among the biggest health challenges for people in developing nations, a confluence of factors has sparked a quiet epidemic of chronic illnesses previously associated with richer countries. This trend has been driven in part by the world’s growing elderly population, which is more prone to chronic disease. To counteract that, technology can play a role in preventing and better managing chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, which collectively rank as the leading causes of mortality in the world and represent 60 percent of all deaths. As smartphones, tablets and internet access become more widespread in regions worldwide, new resources will play an integral role in addressing the prevalence of chronic conditions.