For healthy Africans
“Africans can be healthy and while we have some well-known healthcare challenges, eHealth is a powerful mechanism to achieve this fundamental goal. And that’s why we’re doing this. There’s a misconception that the disease burden and complexity of healthcare in Africa means that Africans can’t be healthy. We disagree,” said Conference Chair, Professor Peter Nyasulu.
We need to dispel the myths about eHealth. It isn’t a pseudo-battle for resources between people and technology; it’s not a silver bullet to solve everything overnight; it’s not a luxury; it’s not on the periphery of care, and it’s not impossible. eHealth is a practical and powerful enabler that is essential to quality care and supporting healthcare workers trying to improve the health of entire populations.
The goal of healthy Africans can be realised if technology is harnessed to re-engineer healthcare around the patient and leverage the information gathered at every engagement to improve outcomes and measure service delivery in a useful and meaningful way.
“We don’t want to deliver just another informative set of talks; we are aiming to align stakeholders to these three meaningful objectives and harness the momentum that comes from an industry-wide shared purpose that will result in tangible, measurable activity.”
eHealthALIVE 2016 is an opportunity to understand eHealth in a practical, on-the-ground way and harness the collective experience built up over the last decade to accelerate the goal of transforming healthcare for the good of patients and the people who deliver health services.