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Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa: Digital Health - The recently-released Healthcare and Economic Growth in Africa report included significant insight into the status of and opportunities for digital health interventions. The report provides an overview of the state of African health and health systems, with the aim of guiding investments and shaping narratives around health in Africa. This article, the first in a planned series, will focus on ... Read More
Digital health today: starring roles for telemedicine - Telemedicine tech is improving the lives of patients and healthcare providers—especially where needs are most acute Digital health innovation offers a unique opportunity to improve healthcare delivery in places where resources are scarce. In communities around the world with limited medical infrastructure, digital technologies can significantly improve access, efficiency and decision-making, making life better for patients and healthcare workers alike. ... Read More
Digital health in LMICs—finding opportunities for a double bottom line - By Skye Gilbert, Executive Director, Digital Square at PATH “So you want private capital to invest in a suite of interchangeable, interoperable digital health products for low middle-income country markets, but your problem statement is ‘context-specific’, your product is ‘multi-faceted’ and your market size is ‘unquantified’.” My brilliant friend, a former hedge fund partner now doing a startup, is trying ... Read More
Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs - The Community Health Academy’s first leadership course brings together learners from 155 countries to advance community health programs worldwide Studies how that training high-performing community health workers (CHWs) can save more than three million lives annually, when integrated into the primary health care system. Unfortunately, many community health worker programs are plagued by ineffective training and support, and fail ... Read More
Key decisions from the 41st Global Fund Board meeting - GBCHealth provided valuable support to the Private Sector Delegation (PSD) during the Global Fund’s recent 41st Board meeting, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 and 16 May. The Board of the Global Fund approved a new allocation methodology and catalytic investment priorities for the 2020-2022 funding cycle. The Board also had an opportunity to touch upon key resource mobilization issues, ... Read More
African Alliance Digital Health Leadership Program - For African countries to develop robust, connected digital health systems, it’s important to build a cadre of tech-savvy leaders, software developers and digitally-literate healthcare workers in Africa, particularly in government agencies, to develop, manage, and direct in-country digital health initiatives and investments. Many governments and ministries of health are at an early stage in their learning curve of how to ... Read More
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