Vodafone, Amref and PharmAccess organize session at this year’s European Development Days
Theme: Mobile technology democratising healthcare in Africa
The digital revolution is now crossing over to the healthcare sector, potentially democratizing healthcare for the poor.The mobile revolution offers unprecedented opportunities for public and private partners to revolutionize healthcare delivery to the poor. When it comes to applying the potential of mobile technology, Africa has had a huge head start to the rest of the world.This exciting development will be discussed during a session at the European Development Days 2016 by three key players in the field of mobile health and development:
- Michael Joseph, Director of Mobile Money at Vodafone Group , was responsible for leading the strategic growth and development of mobile-money system M-Pesa in Kenya. He will focus on the transformative power of new technologies and how M-Pesa can ‘work for healthcare too.’
- Pieter Walhof, Director PharmAccess Group, will cover how such new technologies, for instance the M-TIBA health wallet can address the challenges facing equitable healthcare in Africa.
- Peter Ngatia, Director of Capacity Building Amref Health Africa, will highlight new mobile technology, e-learning can address the bottleneck of the lack of human resources for healthcare in Africa.
The session taking place in Brussels on June 16th and is open to all EDD participants. European Development Days is organized by the European Commission and brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences of ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
For its 10th anniversary, EDD 2016 will focus on the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, making it one of the very first major conferences dedicated to the issue.
Session: Thursday 16 June, 11:00 to 12:15 h Debate D1, Tour & Taxis - Avenue du Port 86, B-1000 Brussels.
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