Africa Regional Meeting on Digital Health

The news item below is forwarded from K4Health. Reading this, together with the 78 million dollar Mobile Hub announced recently, suggests an explosion of global mHealth programmes backed by hundreds of millions of dollars. Are all these programmes competing with one another or are they truly cooperating? Meanwhile it is essential that more funding is made available for those organisations that produce and distribute actionable mHealth content for citizens, such as Global Health Media Content, Medial Aid Films, Hesperian, HealthPhone and many others represented on HIFA. (See our article in The Lancet Global Health: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(15)00054-6/fulltext )

Meeting Report: Africa Regional Meeting on Digital Health for Overcoming Barriers to Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths and Achieving Universal Health Coverage

‘K4Health participated in the “Africa Regional Meeting on Digital Health for Overcoming Barriers to Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths and Achieving Universal Health Coverage” in Malawi, May 12-15, 2015. The meeting was convened by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF) with collaboration from the Government of Malawi. With more than 150 government, private sector, and donor participants, the event aimed to strengthen and expand opportunities for public-private partnerships in digital health across Africa. K4Health’s Director of ICT and Innovation, James BonTempo, led a knowledge café session on mHealth Knowledge http://www.mhealthknowledge.org/ a portal providing access tools and resources in mhealth, mHealth Evidence https://www.mhealthevidence.org/ a portal housing the world’s literature on mHealth, and the mHealth Working Group website https://www.mhealthworkinggroup.org/ an international community with more than 1,900 members represennting more than 500 organizations in 78 countries. For more information, access the meeting report.’

Let’s build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge – Join HIFA: www.hifa2015.org  

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