ICT4Health conference keynote address

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Sep 142012

GeHCs CEO delivers keynote address at ICT4Health conference in Cape Town, South Africa

GeHCs CEO, Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam, delivered a keynote address at the ICT4Health Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The South African Medical Research Council hosted the inaugural ICT4Health Conference on September 12 – 13, 2012. This meeting followed on the success of the annual Telemedicine and eHealth Conference and has evolved to include other key role-players in this exciting space.

This conference brought together over 160 thought leaders in government, academia, industry, private sector, providers and non-profit organizations from across the ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. Prof Kwankam’s address titled “Beyond a national eHealth strategy: Structures for strategy implementation” identified five key structures that not only need to exist, but must work in close collaboration for successful implementation of the newly approved nation eHealth strategy of South Africa. He shared the podium with the Chairman of the MRC Board, and the chairman of the MTN Foundation, a major sponsor of Telemedicine and mHealth program at the MRC.

For more information visit http://www.ict4health.org.za .

Global eHealth Ambassadors Program (GeHAP)

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Mar 212012

Advisory Committee meeting at Imperial College, University of London. In his capacity as Executive Director of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), Professor Kwankam attended this advisory committee meeting to promote the GeHAP, which aims to increase global awareness of eHealth. The GeHA are high-level advocates for eHealth, serving to promote ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in health, integrated eHealth systems, increased consideration of eHealth in health development, national budgets, partnerships and aid and development programs.

More information on the GEHAP can be found here.

Round table conference with DfID

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Jan 222012

Round table video conference on mobile phones for public health with DfID (Department for International Development, UK), GeHCs & other stakeholders. This roundtable brought together stakeholders from the business domain, mHealth and eHealth experts to discuss opportunities to scale up technology in Africa and identify benefits of an open repository on eHealth.