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DIGITAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP FORUM

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The Africa Digital Health Leadership Forum is a unique gathering bringing together the continent's most influential health, and ICT leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers to explore the transformative power of technology in shaping the future of healthcare in Africa.

As Africa embraces the digital revolution, digital health has emerged as a critical catalyst for innovation and progress in the health sector. This forum will delve into the exciting opportunities and pressing challenges that lie ahead, fostering meaningful dialogue and collaboration among key stakeholders. It will provide an exclusive space for African governments especially Digital Health key stakeholders to connect, collaborate, share experiences, and best practices.

The forum will be hosted at GITEX Africa, the continent’s largest Digital sourcing and investment event that will be hosted in Morocco in May 2024.

The one-day forum, co-hosted by Smart Africa, Africa CDC and GITEX, will feature interactive thematic sessions, and networking events.

Join us as we develop engaging conversations, promote innovation and knowledge exchange to reimagine healthcare for a healthier Africa.

Objectives and Outcomes

The forum’s purpose is to collectively address challenges and promote collaboration in the digital health landscape. In the end, we will compile a comprehensive report highlighting key insights and perspectives from the forum. This report will be shared with key stakeholders.

The anticipated outcomes of the forum are to:

  1. Feature speeches from African and Global Health and ICT leaders for the exchange of knowledge.

  2. Bring together country officials and partner organisations in ICT and Digital Health to connect, collaborate, share experiences, and best practices.

  3. Increase the adoption and promote the continent’s projects and events.

Proposed Thematic Sessions

The co-hosts have proposed the following sessions:

  1. Panel session: Digital infrastructure and connectivity for health

  2. Panel session: Towards a Pan-Africa Single Digital Health Market: Health Data Portability & Interoperability and Platform Scalability & Sustainability

  3. Panel session: Governance model or frameworks to advance Digital Health in Africa

  4. Panel session: HealthTech Innovation - Health and Well-being in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  5. Soft Launch session: Smart Africa Digital Health Blueprint

Digital Health Leadership Forum Agenda - Friday, 31 May 2024

9:30 - 10:45

 

    Opening Keynote Speeches

    Soft Launch of the Smart Africa Digital Health Blueprint – Presentation of the Blueprint.

    Panel Session: Governance model or frameworks to advance Digital Health in Africa

    Panelists: ICT Ministers, CEO of Smart Africa, and CEO of Africa CDC

 

11:00 – 12:15

 

    Panel Session: Digital Infrastructure and Connectivity for health

    Panelists: ICT and Digital Health Experts

 

12:30 – 14:15

 

    Networking Lunch and promotion of upcoming events:

  • Transform Africa Summit
  • Africa HealthTech Summit

    Participants (By Invitation Only):  Smart Africa and Africa CDC Stakeholders

 

14:30 – 16:00

 

    Panel Session: Towards a Pan-Africa Single Digital Health Market: Health Data Portability & Interoperability and Platform Scalability & Sustainability

    Panelists: ICT and Digital Health Experts

 

16:15 – 17:00

 

    Panel Session: HealthTech innovation - Health and Well-being in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Panelists: Directors of ICT and Health, Startup CEO, ESOs and Investors

 

 

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