eHealth for Healthy Africans Initiative
Acfee’s eHealth for Healthy Africans initiative will be implemented across fifteen African countries. Three specific focus areas of the initiative are:
1) National eHealth Strategy and Implementation Planning.
2) eHealth Human Capital Development.
3) eHealth Leadership Development.
High impact investment areas
Learning development aligns well with the second component of Acfee’s work programme for 2016 – 2020. It includes building human capacity to drive African countries eHealth initiatives through Acfee’s network of eight African universities and Acfee’s resources of eHealth curriculum and expanding web-based eHealth implementation toolkit
Acfee recognises the importance of having an impact on people’s lives locally. For eHealth to achieve this, an ecosystem of support is needed.
eHealth’s role in Africa
Successful eHealth connects us with our information in ways that transform what we expect from our health service environment. It changes how we protect our health, how we expect care should be delivered, how we interact with our health workers and how health workers interact with one another. It also helps us reconsider how we respond to numerous service delivery challenges and constraints.
The dynamics of better access to information affect our relationships and our practices, shift power, roles and participation, and create new opportunities for service transformation. Advancing eHealth in Africa is a report from Acfee’s African eHealth Forum, which is a consultation between Acfee and its twelve-member Advisory
Board. The report provides an overview of Acfee and its objectives and explores eHealth’s challenges and opportunities for African countries. The next meeting is scheduled for Kampala, Uganda to be hosted in partnership with Uganda’s Ministry of Health.
Acfee is already engaged with ministries of health and academic institutions in the majority of the target countries.