eHealthNews’ Editor, Taryn Springhall, will be taking part in a high level panel discussion at AfricaCom about the eHealth landscape in sub-Saharan Africa.

Taking place from 7-9 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), AfricaCom is Africa’s largest technology, telecoms and media event. Over the past 20 years, AfricaCom has brought together delegates and exhibitors to discuss, view and present thought-provoking content and cutting-edge technology.

On the first day of the event a special Digital Health Clinic will take place where key eHealth players will take to the stage to discuss the current African landscape and how to innovate healthcare delivery.

During the session, our Editor will join the likes of Founder of Vula Mobile, Dr William Mapham, and CEO of Jokko Santé, the designer of a virtual community pharmacy in Senegal, Adama Kane, to discuss how mobile technology, the Internet of things (IoT), big data and cloud computing will impact healthcare in Africa. They’ll also explain how to develop a digital health strategy for healthcare organisations and the benefits of integrating digital health into national healthcare systems across the continent.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join the panel and represent the numerous views from South Africa’s eHealth sector in our role as a platform for communication at eHealthNews,” said Springhall.

“These conversations are essential in contributing towards healthcare systems that are connected, affordable and efficient. I look forward to engaging with like-minded professionals on a number of topics that both fuel and hinder the use and adoption of technology in healthcare,” continued Springhall.

This year AfricaCom has introduced a new Technology Arena that will provide a platform for eHealth, Fintech, education, energy, agri-tech and more. It will house over 100 exhibitors displaying an array of new tech, some of which will be interactive and on display in demo pods, along with many other novel developments that will debut at the show.  Included in this space is, AfricaCom 20/20, a new show floor item dedicated to accelerating Africa’s digital transformation.

“2017 is a landmark for AfricaCom. Over the past two decades, we have grown from being a purely telecommunications-focused event, to a broader, digital communications show now hosting the foremost group of influencers involved in every aspect of the African digital ecosystem,” said Portfolio Director of KNect365, Tom Cuthell, who are the organisers of the event.

“As the digi-sphere continues to expand and impact every aspect of our personal and professional lives, AfricaCom has grown in scope to create a broad platform for everybody involved in powering the digital economy in Africa,” concluded Cuthell.

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