Digital Technologies for Health Systems: The African Experience

December 8, 2023

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Title: Digital Technologies for Health Systems: The African Experience

Friday, December 8, 2023
10:00AM EST | 2:00PM UTC | 4:00PM CET

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Digital health technologies aim to improve the quality of healthcare services, patient outcomes, and are also known to help in the efficient utilization of resources. With the meager financial and human resources for health in many African countries, digital innovations are being adopted to bring efficiency to the system. Hence, this webinar focuses on important developments within the African continent. The main learning objectives are (1) to outline country experiences on rolling out digital health technologies, (2) discuss the role of big data analytics, and (3) describe the future prospects in the African context. Dr. Eskinder Eshetu Ali will moderate the webinar and will share country experiences from East Africa with particular emphasis on the Ethiopian context. Dr. Daniel Ankrah will present on the role of big data analytics and digital health technologies on the experience from Ghana. The use of big data in economic evaluations of healthcare technologies will also be discussed. Dr. Cyril Seck will present on Africa CDC digital transformation strategy and related digital initiatives, and how Africa CDC supports African Union’s member states in strengthening their public health systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline country experiences on rolling out digital health technologies on the African continent.
  • Discuss the role of big data analytics in economic evaluations of health interventions in African countries.
  • Describe the future prospects of digital health technologies in the African context.



Eskinder Eshetu Ali, BPharm, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics and Social Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, CHS, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Daniel Ankrah, BPharm, MSc, PhD, FGCP, FRSPH, Director of Pharmacy, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

Cyril Seck, MSc, Strategy Advisor, Africa CDC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Brought to you by:  ISPOR Africa Network

Please note: On the day of the scheduled webinar, the first 1000 registered participants will be accepted into the webinar. For those who are unable to attend, or would like to review the webinar at a later date, the full-length webinar recording will be made available at the ISPOR Educational Webinar Series webpage approximately 2 days after the scheduled Webinar.

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