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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, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 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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Wednesday, May 18 • 10:45 - 11:50
Pragmatic Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT for Health: a WHO Toolkit LIMITED

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"How do I evaluate my digital health program?" "What indicators should I use to demonstrate my ICT strategy works?" "What claims can I make about my ICT strategy on health outcomes?" Despite the global call for implementations to be guided by evidence, program managers face these recurring questions when designing robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans. Challenges associated with the M&E of digital health projects include the varied application of ICT for health, with permutations combining different technologies and platforms, health domains, and types of end-users. In addition, ICT often sits within the context of a larger health intervention, and may not operate as standalone packages amenable to discrete evaluations. Due to these considerations, M&E requires careful reflection and technical guidance. In response to this need, this session will showcase and discuss the recently launched WHO toolkit on M&E for digital health. The panel will feature representatives from WHO and Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative who will detail the pragmatic ICT-specific steps: target stakeholder evidence needs, use measurable indicators, review the quality of data, and systematically report findings. Additionally, this panel session will highlight key M&E resources of value to the ecosystem, including the mHealth Data Assessment Tool (mDAT) and the mHealth Evaluation, Reporting and Assessment of mHealth (mERA) Guidelines.


Tigest Tamrat

Consultant, World Health Organization
Tigest Tamrat is Consultant at the World Health Organization's Department of Reproductive Health and Research. Her primary work is focused on the science of digital health implementation, scale, and institutionalization, as well as supporting the development of WHO guidelines for digital health strategies. She also served as a core contributor to the mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale (MAPS) Toolkit, along with other resources targeting... Read More →

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Dr. Smisha Agarwal

Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Agarwal is an Associate in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative (JHU-GmI). She is a population health scientist with expertise in monitoring and evaluation of large scale maternal and child health projects. Since 2012, she has provided technical support in M&E to a number of mobile health projects including MAMA in Bangladesh, MomConnect... Read More →
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Dr. Alain Labrique

PhD, MHS, MS, Director, Johns Hopkins University Global Health Initiative & Associate Professor Department of International Health /Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Community-Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and Division of Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, John Hopkins University
Dr. Alain Labrique is the founding director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative, a multi-disciplinary Center of Excellence of over 140 projects engaged in mHealth innovation and research across the Johns Hopkins system. | | An infectious disease epidemiologist with training in molecular biology and over a decade of field experience running large population-based research studies in low and middle-income countries, he... Read More →

Dr. Amnesty LeFevre

Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Monitoring and Evaluation of digital health programs | Design and implementation of maternal newborn and child health programs in low and middle income countries | Economic evaluation

Kelsey Zeller

Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Kelsey Zeller is a Research Associate with Johns Hopkins University. She has spent almost four years designing, implementing and evaluating mHealth tools in rural Bangladesh. Kelsey previously worked on the design and evaluation of mTika, an mHealth application supporting vaccination record keeping for frontline immunizers and reminders to seek care for families. She is currently managing implementation of the mCARE-II study and has been integral... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:45 - 11:50
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