HealthE Africa is a peer assistance network that aims to strengthen existing digital health partnerships and foster new collaborations in Africa. The community connects programme needs with African technology experts and service providers, and so strengthens local and regional digital health.
HealthE Africa aims to create a more effective and efficient market for digital health services so that the demand for assistance for eHealth programmes can more readily be met by an easily accessible, cost-effective local supply that creates context-appropriate solutions.
Together we are building digital health capacity in Africa, amongst health implementers, policy makers, technology providers, researchers and others with an interest in strengthening health systems through the use of technology.
Meeting African Digital Health Needs
Information and communication technology has the potential to improve the quality of health care services on the African continent. These technologies are enablers of various innovative, life-saving health interventions and digital health programmes that can be affordable and sustainable.
Unfortunately, many countries in Africa do not have the local capacity to successfully plan, implement and manage digital health programmes:
Ministries of Health have recognized the need for effective eHealth, but do not always have sufficient human resources to develop or implement digital health programmes.
Local community-based organisations and implementing partners are rolling out digital health activities, but often do not have the appropriate skills or expertise to strategize, plan, design or implement these programmes.
Government and implementing partners can join the HealthE Africa community to learn more about digital health, connect with local experts, find out what products and services are available in-country, and make context-appropriate, sustainable solutions a reality.