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.

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Monday, May 16 • 10:45 - 11:30
Achieving Economies of Scale with a Common Digital Health Solution in Africa/Asia FULL

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For over eight years, World Vision has advanced mHealth as a health and community systems strengthening tool. The World Vision mHealth portfolio has active deployments supporting community health workers (CHWs) and health facility staff in 16 different countries in Africa, South and Southeast Asia.

To support many of these projects, World Vision has invested in the development of a common set of applications built within the mHealth solution, MoTECH Suite. This has been made possible through a partnership with solution providers Dimagi and Grameen Foundation supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The common platform offers an open source software solution tailored to meet the needs of five different World Vision health and nutrition project models or approaches. Using these five global applications as the starting point, the solution application is contextualised in close consultation with Ministry of Health (MOH) counterparts and users at the national and field levels.

World Vision mHealth projects are all working towards transitioning into scale-up phase once consensus and shared commitment to a solution or a package of solutions is reached among key national stakeholders - governments, local mobile network operators (MNOs), and MOH leadership chief among them.

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Martha Newsome

Vice President, Sustainable Health, World Vision International
Martha Holley Newsome is responsible for World Vision International’s Sustainable Health global programme group, including food, nutrition, HIV&AIDS, and water, sanitation and hygiene. She has a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 10:45 - 11:30 EAT
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