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Integrating the Digital and the Personal for Universal Health Coverage

A half-day virtual event, hosted by mothers2mothers (m2m) on Wednesday, 10th November 2021.

Supported by a “Shapers Council” of senior representatives from m2m, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BRAC, Johnson & Johnson, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), we are convening a group of leading thinkers to share experiences around the role of technology in health service delivery, with a particular focus on how to blend digital services with in-person efforts for the best possible outcomes for clients and health workers alike.  

The event will be held virtually via Zoom. Click on the link below to register.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with full joining instructions.

Event Programme


(All in SAST, GMT  +2) 

14:00 – 14:30 Opening Plenary
14:30 – 15:30 Lightning presentations:
Service delivery models for the future to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage.
15:30 – 15:45 Creative Session
15:45 – 16:45 Plenary Session:
Centring the Health Worker – Digital health and health workers: Balancing patient and health worker needs.
16:45 – 18:15 Three Thematic Breakout Sessions:
Structural enablers for—and barriers to—successful integration of digital health and in-person services.
Session 1: The elephant in the room.
The challenges in the introduction of digital health technologies. (e.g., Lack of policy coherence, integrated funding, cost of data, internet access, smartphone availability, digital literacy). 

Session 2: Collaboration for accelerating digital health technology.
This session will explore the role of stakeholder collaboration in advancing digital health adoption, looking to highlight cross-sector collaborations.

Session 3: Community involvement in digital health.
This session will highlight the importance of community involvement in the successful design and implementation of digital health technology.

18:15 – 18:30 Closing

For more information, please contact Bob Munyati, Policy Manager, on Bob.Munyati@m2m.org

Shapers Council

Written or read anything on the topic of digital health, or the role technology can play in the journey to universal health coverage?

We would love to hear from you! Please share the details of press articles, reports or published articles which you might have come across recently or authored, and play a critical role in shaping the discussion in the lead-up to the event.

Please only share media and/or journal articles/reports which you own the rights to distribute or which are in the public domain.

Max. file size: 50 MB.
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