|Session title||Emerging Technology
Developing an Enabling Environment for Emerging technologies in Health; regulations, policies and transition frameworks
|Hosts||Uganda Academy for Health Innovation|
|Session objectives||To understand the key elements in fostering an enabling environment for innovations in digital health through to scale up and widespread implementation, using examples of novel collaborations, national/ supranational policies, regulations and infrastructure.|
|Session abstract||As we move into the 4th industrial revolution, Africa has a chance to use new and emerging technologies to transform its health sector through innovation and creativity. However, currently the health sector has not realized the transformative power of digital technologies that other industries have (e.g. mobile money in banking).
In order to take advantage of the new technologies to health, new collaborations between public and private sectors, young entrepreneurs and large traditional organizations, medical professional and technologists will need to occur. We will explore examples of national and global policies which support innovation and collaborations for all those working in health (across government, non-governmental, private sector). The session will also explore how to create a balance that allows for regulation to protect the data and rights of citizens without unnecessary restrictions to innovation. Finally, the panelists will discuss ways to ensure that no-one is left behind in the drive for technological progress for health.
|Session Format||Panel Discussion 14||Workshop||Plenary|
|Chairs||Kenneth Muhangi- KTA Advocates
Dr Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi – Director Ugandan Academy of Health Innovation and Impact
|Speakers||Name /Title (options)||Contact||Status|
|Speaker 1 (Academia)||Option 1: Professor TBC from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (who leading infrastructure plan with regional government to digitalize Bahir Dar city)
Option 2: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch– Assistant Professor for Digital Health at the University of St.Gallen and Scientific Director of the Center for Digital Health Interventions.
|Speaker 2 (Private Sector)||Option1: Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke- Facebook Africa
Option 2: Lawrence Muthoga – Technical Evangelist 4Africa Initiatives (Microsoft 4Afrika)
|Speaker 3 (Policy/Government)||Option 1: HE Joseph Mucheru Minister ICT Kenya or Cabinet Secretary for ICT – Kenya
|Speaker 4 (Civil Society)||Option 1
Wairagala Wakabi, PhD-Executive Director International ICT policy for East and Southern Africa
Option 2: Francis Gurry– Director General World Intellectual Property Organization
|Speaker 5 (optional)||Option 1- Christopher Burns-Director for the center for digital development USAID
|Speaker 6 (Optional)||TBD: MOH Uganda/Sysmex Modified hematology analytical platform for Malaria Detection: A National Program Perspective|
|Session notes (for circulation to speakers in the invite – not for abstract book)||The format will be a panel discussion of 15 minutes prepared speech by 5 panel members and then questions from the audience (30min).
The speakers will choose one or more of the objectives from the list above to focus their discussion on and then they will take questions from the audience. We hope that the discussion will also cover such areas as;
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