GeHAP Annual Meeting

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Jun 252012

GeHCs CEO at annual meeting of Global eHealth Ambassadors in Lisbon, Portugal

GeHCs CEO, Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam in his capacity as Executive Director of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), attended the Annual meeting of the Global eHealth Ambassadors Program (GeHAP). The GeHAP is an initiative of the ISfTeH, with seed funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. Advocacy plays a particularly important role within the broad framework of using ICT to strengthen health systems, especially in the Global South. Chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the eHealth Ambassadors are globally recognized personalities who serve as high-level advocates for eHealth. They articulate consistent, ethical and evidence-based policy and advocacy positions with regard to the use of ICT in health; promote the development of integrated eHealth systems in countries; and advocate a higher profile for eHealth in health development activities, country budgets, bi-, and multi-lateral partnerships, and aid and development programs. This program which was the brain child of Prof. Kwankam, when he was head of eHealth at the World Health Organization in Geneva, has a number of iconic figures as Ambassadors.

More information on the GeHAP program can be found here.

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.