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.
This session shares experiences from developing Nigeria’s eHealth strategy and how the collaborative process was guided by the WHO/ITU eHealth strategy toolkit. This session will be helpful for other country stakeholders/decision-makers interested in supporting the review or development of national and/or sub-national eHealth strategies. The presenter worked as part of the UN Foundation team that supported the Nigeria’s Ministries of Health and Communications Technology to articulate and develop the National eHealth Strategy, which was ratified in March 2016.
The presentation illustrates how the vision was derived from the Nigeria’s health sector priorities and how they aligned to SDG3. The presentation highlights the strategic value of a National eHealth strategy in mainstreaming ICTs in the health sector. Assessments were conducted to determine the current state eHealth enabling environment. The structure of the integrated action plan and the measurement matrix will be discussed. Key challenges encountered through the process will be enumerated.