On July 1, at the annual conference of the Global South eHealth Observatory, the Fondation Pierre Fabre presented the five 2019 awards, which this year go to projects in Burkina Faso, Tanzania, India and Mongolia. Among these five Winners, AfyaData App being one of them and only one from Tanzania. Others included IeDA and mHealth from Burkina Faso, Khushi Baby from India and Smartphone Tele-Dermatology service from Mongolia.
Awarded each year at the Global South eHealth Observatory Conference, the Observatory’s awards recognize the most promising initiatives in the field of digital health in low- and middle-income countries. Their objectives are to raise the profile and support the development of projects that have significant potential to reduce inequalities in access to care.
Promoting access to care for the poorest
The widespread availability of digital technologies represents an opportunity for progress by removing geographical and financial barriers to accessing health services. The Observatory has therefore set itself the objective of contributing to the development of the most relevant projects and encouraging the reinforcement of skills and the sharing of information around e-health actions and policies.
“The 2019 event benefited from a wealth of discussions on data sharing and skills reinforcement, two major challenges in the transformation of health strategies for efficient and sustainable e-health. Everyone’s involvement is essential so that the health pyramid, which is currently being rolled out in the Global South, is reliable and of a high quality. Reinforcing skills, through training and involving everybody, is vital in the development of e-health. The five winning projects perfectly illustrate these two focuses,” explains Béatrice Garrette, Director General of the Fondation Pierre Fabre.
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