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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Thursday, May 19 • 12:15 - 13:00
Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative Framework in Sierra Leone LIMITED

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In the wake of the Ebola epidemic, it is clear that the fragility of the Sierra Leone health system rendered the effect of the outbreak much more potent than it otherwise might have been. In addition, the lack of interoperable digital systems to capture, share and disseminate data and information amid the Ebola response efforts resulted in fragmented, duplicative efforts amongst both national and international responders.

In recent international fora such as the USAID/WAHO Data Harmonization Conference and the (Re)Building Health Systems meeting at Wilton Park, it was agreed that reducing fragmentation of efforts and improving systems interoperability in the Ebola recovery and rebuilding phase will be critical to ensuring that Sierra Leone will be able to weather any future health challenges or nascent epidemics swiftly and efficiently.

To address these issues, a Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative approach led by the Sierra Leone Government is being formulated to bring together a committed collaborative of partners at national, regional and international level. This effort will strive to maximize shared and individual strengths toward common goals, and leverage existing financial and technical commitments. Furthermore, the approach will facilitate a process by which strategies and implementation plans for community health and related digital systems will be integrated as appropriate and will inform each other's development, leading to harmonized, interoperable health and digital systems strengthening.

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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 →

Thursday May 19, 2016 12:15 - 13:00 EAT
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