Following the success of eHealthALIVE 2016, the official conference report is now available. The report summarises the main themes, successes and lessons to come out of the two-day event that took place on the 6th and 7th of September 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Hosted in partnership between Acfee, eHealthNews, PEPFAR, USAID and MEASURE Evaluation SIFSA, the inaugural conference gathered over 250 eHealth and healthcare professionals, policy makers, key industry players and representatives from Ministries of Health from sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
“eHealthALIVE 2016 was a unique forum for stakeholders in health systems transformation to come together and engage on real-world issues and find opportunities to bring about tangible change,” said Editor and eHealthNews, Taryn Springhall.
The conference programme comprised of in-depth presentations based on eHealth initiatives and programmes from Namibia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the East African Community. Masterclasses and workshops ran in parallel and offered delegates a deep dive into interoperability, M&E, the ground breaking national mHealth solution MomConnect and multiple District Health Information System (DHIS) use cases.
The sessions revealed a number of challenges comparable to most eHealth initiatives, including resource constraints, eHealth leadership and skills development and access to high speed broadband connectivity.
“Exploring these common, important themes presented an opportunity to give delegates valuable insights into how to move their specific eHealth projects forward with guidance around extended data use for analytics and research; developing use cases; designing formal, structured eHealth capacity building programmes for healthcare professionals and setting benchmarks for eHealth strategies and plans. All of which reflect Acfee’s aim to help advance eHealth and eHealth capacity in Africa,” said Chairman of Acfee, Dr Sean Broomhead.
The full eHealthALIVE 2016 report is available here:
Interested parties are invited to get in touch to find out more about opportunities to participate in eHealthALIVE 2017.