The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

Thursday, May 19 • 09:25 - 10:15
Partnering for Health Systems Strengthening - Strategies for Digital Health Scale-up

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In the advent of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, it is incumbent on all actors and sectors in the digital health space to embark on the journey to scale with a partnership approach in mind, that seeks to leverage our collective experience, expertise and resources for the achievement of these goals. Ensuring that there is harmonisation of technology solutions for interoperability, implementation plans and funding mechanisms that support nationally agreed strategic objects of governments requires serious commitments from all concerned.

The focus of this panel discussion will be on 'partnering between governments, international partners and key in-country stakeholders in order to move to scale. This panel will seek to answer the following questions:

  • How can digital health solutions contribute to community and health systems strengthening at scale?
  • What is the role of governments in developing digital health strategies and providing strategic leadership for embedding digital solutions in their health services?
  • What is the role of (I)NGOs, the private sector and donors in supporting the development and implementation of national digital health strategies at scale?
  • Is there a role for a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach in taking digital health to scale?

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Dr. Alain Labrique

Director / Associate Professor, JHU Global mHealth Initiative
Dr. Alain Labrique is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, a multi-disciplinary consortium engaged in digital health innovation and research across the Johns Hopkins system. Labrique serves as an mHealth and Technical Advisor to several... Read More →

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Magnus Mordu Conteh

Director of Global Health Programmes, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation, World Vision International
Magnus joined World Vision Ireland in 2011 as Health Programme Coordinator for the Irish Aid funded Maternal Newborn and Child Health programme that is being implemented through the Ministries of Health in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritania and Sierra Leone. In addition to managing... Read More →
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Dr. Salim Hussein

Head of Community Health Unit, Ministry of Health, Kenya Government
As Head of the Community Health Unit at the Ministry of Health in Kenya, Dr. Salim sets policy, guidelines, and standards for community health, and oversees the Community Health Information Based Information system and the implementation of the monitoring & evaluation plan. Prior... Read More →
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Dr. Garrett Mehl

Scientist, World Health Organization
Dr. Garrett Mehl leads work on digital innovations for reproductive, maternal and child health at WHO. This includes evidence synthesis as manager of the WHO Technical and Evidence Review Group on mHealth for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (mTERG), and as WHO implementation... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 09:25 - 10:15
Jambo Conference Centre

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