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Jointly sponsored by World Bank Group, UN Foundation/mHealth Alliance and FNIH, in collaboration with NIH and many others, the World Bank Day @ mHealth Summit will raise awareness of the possibilities for mobile-enabled innovations for improving health care and health care outcomes in developing countries and seeks to:
Contribute to putting m-health on the map of the mainstream public health agenda in developing countries.
Explore options as to how to translate mHealth applications into measurable health outcomes.
Provide concrete examples of experience at the country level – what questions to ask, what to look for, what tools are available, and what are the policy implications for implementation.
Establish a basis for future collaboration and continued dialogue on mHealth.
This unique one-day workshop will bring together lessons, innovations, and perspectives from over 30 practitioners and policy makers from key organization in the m-Health field. The workshop will discuss specific case studies and country perspectives on mHealth and address scaling up mobile innovations in World Bank Health Sector Projects. World Bank @ mHealth Day is an integral part of the mHealth Summit focusing on Mobile Technologies as a platform for health research and health care delivery. The mHealth Summit is an unprecedented event that will bring together researchers, policy-makers, collaborators and visionaries from around the world to exchange ideas, novel approaches, research and findings surrounding mHealth issues both in the United States and in developing countries.
8:15 am – 9:00 am:Registration and Breakfast
Part 1:Global Policy Dialogue on mHealth
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome & Site Introductions
- Deepak Bhatia, Lead e-Government Specialist, Global ICT, World Bank - Oleg Petrov, e-Development TG Coordinator, Global ICT, World Bank
- David Aylward, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance
Session 1: Opening & Keynote
Co-Chairs: Yaw Ansu, Sector Director, Africa Health Department, World Bank & Philippe Dongier, Sector Manager, Global ICT, World Bank
9:15 am - 9:25 am:Introduction
9:25 am - 9:40 am: Opening Remarks
- Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Regional Vice-President, Africa Region,World Bank
- Rakesh Nangia, Operations Director, Human Development Network,World Bank
9:40 am - 9:55 am:Keynote Address
- Hon. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Minister of Health, Rwanda (via videoconference fromKigali)
Session 2: Global Overview , Country Cases and Perspectives
According to a recent UNF-Vodafone Foundation study, the use of mHealth is being implemented in several developing countries with using a number of applications such as data collection and analysis; education and awareness; and monitoring and surveillance.The panelists in this session will provide an overview of the mHealth movement and describe actual project implementations in the field followed by an interactive comment and Q&A video conference session from several country representatives.
9:55 am – 11:20 am: Panel Discussion
Chair:Deepak Bhatia,Lead eGovernment Specialist, Global ICT, World Bank
- Global Overview: Mitul Shah, Senior Director, the UN Foundation download presentation - Mexico Case: Rodrigo Saucedo, mHealth Lead Researcher, CarsoInstitute download presentation - Kenya Case: Yusuf Ibrahim, Training and Support Manager, DataDyneand Kenyan Ministry of Health download presentation - Cambodia/Mekong Region Case: Romdoul Kim, Director of Government Affairs, Mekong Region, InSTEDD iLab (via VC from Phnom Penh) and Eric Rassmussen, CEO, InSTEDD download presentation - Uganda Case: Fiona Lee, Google Africa Preoject Manager and Cheri Mitchell, Deputy Director of Corp. Relations at Grameen Foundation USA download presentation
Questions & Remarks by Participating countries: Armenia, Russia, Moldova, Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya
A key step in the process of mainstreaming and scaling-up mHealth is a sound eHealth and mHealth policy at the country level.The panelists in this session will present their views on developing a successful e/mHealth policy and provide examples of best practice and learning from around world.
11:35 am – 12:15 pm: Panel Discussion
Chair:Elizabeth J. Ashbourne, Lead, Global Health Information Forums, World Bank/Health Metrics Network
- Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director of Knowledge Management and Sharing, World Health Organization (via video conference from Geneva) download presentation - Alison Bloch, m-Health Advisor, GSMA - Karl Brown, Associate Director for Applied Technology, Rockefeller Foundation download presentation 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Q & A session
Part 2: Scaling-up Mobile Technology Innovations in Health Sector Projects
Session 4: Scaling Up Mobile Innovations in World Bank Health Sector Projects.
This session will provide an overview of the potential contributions of ICT to health services in the countries that are facing greatest health problems, and how mHealth (and eHealth in general) can provide a new set of tools for Africa and other developing countries to tackle the long-standing health challenges. The session will discuss how ICT can help the Bank’s health operations to achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively as well as the key constraints. The session will also brainstorm how Bank can play a more active role in exploring and using ICT and the ways of scaling up ICT applications in World Bank health projects.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm: Panel Discussion
Chair:Eva Jarawan, Sector Manager, Africa Health Department, World Bank Presentation by Feng Zhao,eHealth Coordinator, Africa Health Department, World Bank download presentation
Discussants: - Agnes Soucat, Advisor, Africa Health Department, World Bank - Deepak Bhatia,Lead eGovernment Specialist, Global ICT Dept,World Bank - Souheil Marine, Head of ICT Application and Cybersecurity, InternationalTelecommunication Union (via videoconference from Geneva) - Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director of Knowledge Management and Sharing, World Health Organization (via video conference from Geneva)
This session will spotlight several mHealth applications that are being piloted and implemented. The panelists will provide demonstrations of their respective applications, provide an overview of why the applications were created and the direct impact in l countries where the technology has been introduced.
Commentator: Arleen Cannata Seed, Senior e-Government Specialist, CITPO, World Bank
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Q & A session
Session 6: Operationalizing mHealth: How do we translate mHealth applications into measurable health outcomes
Beyond the widespread global usage of mHealth applications, there remains a gap due to the lack of data and long-term impact assessments on health outcomes to validate the effectiveness of mHealth.Evaluation frameworks and studies are currently in process to fill this gap and this will be the subject of discussion between the panelists in this session along with the importance of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for this nascent sector.
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm: Panel Discussion
Co-Chairs:Armin Fidler, Advisor, Health, Nutrition and Population andClaire Thwaites, UN Foundation - Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director, MIT Poverty Labs download presentation - Julie Smith,Director Public-Private Partnerships, CDC Foundation download presentation - Andrew Stern, Partner, Dalberg Global Advisorsdownload presentation - Patty Mechael,mHealth and Telemedicine Advisor for the Earth Institute download presentation 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm: Q & A session
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm: Closing Remarks – Eva Jarawan, Sector Manager, Africa Health Department and Armin Fidler, Advisor, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank, and Deepak Bhatia, Lead eGovernment Specialist, Global ICT, World Bank, Claire Thwaites, UN Foundation
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