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Tuesday, December 13, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
OPENING KEYNOTE The Global Digital Health Forum kicks off this year in an engaging morning with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Johnson & Johnson,  Merck for Mothers, and USAID, to discuss emerging health trends utilizing digital technologies in low- and middle-income countries and their potential to revolutionize the way we... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Adele Waugaman
Senior Advisor, Digital Health
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Moderator
James BonTempo
Director of ICT & Innovation
John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Panelist
Mark Allen
Senior Program Officer, Merck for Mothers
Merck
Panelist
Marty Gross
Senior Program Officer, HIV and Integrated Delivery
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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  • Global Digital Health Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Magnolia 1
INTERACTIVE SESSION Join these presenters to learn about how dynamic reports and data visualization tools are being used in two separate scaled programs.  You’ll learn about techniques for designing tools and how improved data visualization can help improve health worker performance and health outcomes. MedicMobile will present on their work with... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  Andrew Wyborn
CEO
Greenmash
Moderator
Ms  Melissa Persaud
Director of Partnerships
VOTO Mobile
Panelist
Ms  Sharon Langevin
Mobile App Deployment Manager
Medic Mobile
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
INTERACTIVE SESSION Participants in this session will engage with an interactive HIV map data that has been used in Malawi to highlight critical information gaps and bottlenecks for strategic planning of digital systems.  During the session you’ll experience the data for yourself in an analysis exercises.  Also featured in this session,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Caren Althauser
Senior Program Officer
PATH
Panelist
Emma Mabyumbe
Head of Planning and Policy Unit
Ministry of Health, Malawi
Panelist
Hallie Goertz
Learning & Communications Specialist
PATH
Panelist
Mr  Maganizo Monawe
Director of HMIS
Government of Malawi Ministry of Health
Panelist
Ms  Mandy Dube
BID Initiative Zambia Representative
PATH
Speaker
Dr.  Sam Phiri
Clinical Epidemiologist, Clinician and Principal Site Investigator
Lighthouse Trust Clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi
Panelist
Mr.  Tyler Smith
Co-Founder and Technical Director
Cooper/Smith
Moderator
William Weiss
Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor, Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD)
USAID/Bureau for Global Health
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
INTERACTIVE SESSION Join this engaging session to learn about new resources emanating from the WHO/GMI collaboration including the Digital Health Atlas, the MAPS tool, the mERA checklist, and the M&E Toolkit.  Learn about each tool and bring your computer; presenters will facilitate sessions to help you in a live navigation of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr  Alain Labrique.
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Dr.  Amnesty LeFevre
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Panelist
Mr.  Dykki Settle
Deputy Director, Digital Health Solutions
PATH
Panelist
Dr.  Garrett Mehl
Scientist
World Health Organization
Moderator
Willow Gerber
Sr. Policy Analyst & Gender Specialist
Population Reference Bureau
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 4
INTERACTIVE SESSION Want to learn more practical methods to deploying a sustainable EMR in a low-resources facility?  This is your session.  Presented as an interactive workshop, various processes involved in deploying an open source electronic medical record system will be demonstrated including how to mitigate for challenges such as lack of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Mr.  Benjamin Akinmoyeje
Mr
MSH Nigeria Idealab
Speaker
Christina J Allain
Global Program Manager, Family Planning
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Moderator
Mr.  Sam Wambugu
Health Informatics Advisor
MeasureEvaluation
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 3
PANEL PRESENTATION Do you manage a health workforce? Are you responsible for training nurses and point-of-care providers? In this session, participants will hear from three presenters.The first, presenting on improving job skills for health workers in Nigeria through mobile training - an example of how one mHealth tool is transforming health... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Joshua Bress
President
Global Strategies
Moderator
Justin Maly
Technical Advisor for Digital Health
Pathfinder International
Panelist
Ms  Kelsey Zeller
Faculty Research Associate
Johns Hopkins University
Panelist
Mr.  Okey Okuzu
Founder/CEO
InStrat Global Health Solutions
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 3
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Allison Annette Foster
Senior Advisor, Health Systems and HRH Development
IntraHealth International
Panelist
Carolyn Moore
Acting Director
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
Panelist
Christoph Pimmer
Senior Researcher and Lecturer
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland FHNWSchool of Business, Institute for Information Systems
Moderator
Mr.  Jarret Cassaniti
Program Officer II
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Panelist
Ms  Laura Hollod
Manager of monitoring and evaluation, Corporate Contributions
Johnson & Johnson
Panelist
Nellisiwe Luyando Chizuni
Senior Research Associate
Zambian Center for Applied Health Research and Development
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
INTERACTIVE SESSION Join this workshop to interact with MomConnect - a mobile health initiative to help more women gain access to vital information and care needed to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy and labor.  You’ll learn how this well-known platform applies the Principles for Digital Development and salient lessons to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr.  Amnesty LeFevre
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Panelist
Ms  Debbie Rogers
Managing Director
Praekelt Foundation
Panelist
Gustav Praekelt
Founder
Praekelt Foundation
Panelist
Dr.  Peter Barron
Technical Assistant
South African Department of Health
Speaker
Dr.  Peter Benjamin
Director
HealthEnabled
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Handout(s)
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
For all registered Global Digital Health Forum registrants, lunch will be served in Cherry Blossom Ballroom from 12:00pm-1:15pm. ...
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Sponsored by: Novartis Foundation
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
In 2015, the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development launched a Working Group on Digital Health, co-chaired by the Novartis Foundation and Nokia, to explore how digital health could best be used to its full potential as an enabler to accelerate SDG3 (Improve human health & well-being) and Universal Healthcare... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr.  Alvin Marcelo
Executive Director
Asia eHealth Information Network
Panelist
Dr.  Ann Aerts
Head
Novartis Foundation
Panelist
Aya Caldwell
Head of Innovation and Partnerships
Novartis Foundation
Panelist
Elizabeth Noto
Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations
Nokia Corporation
Moderator
Ms  Florence Gaudry-Perkins
Founder
Digital Health Partnerships
Panelist
Dr.  Garrett Mehl
Scientist
World Health Organization
Panelist
Hani Eskandar
ICT Applications Coordinator
International Telecommunication Union
Panelist
Mr.  Olasupo Oyedepo
Project Director, ICT4HEALTH Project
Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation
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Sponsored by: Novartis Foundation
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Magnolia 1
PANEL PRESENTATION As interest and demand for incorporating user-centered design into product and system development increases, there is also an opportunity to generate momentum around the need for creating outputs of products and systems. In the case of the BID Initiative, the outputs are data produced by an immunization registry, which... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr  Cliff Hara
District Medical Officer
Ministry of Health Livingstone District Medical Office, Zambia
Panelist
Ms  Emily Carnahan
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
PATH
Panelist
Ms  Mandy Dube
BID Initiative Zambia Representative
PATH
Moderator
Ms  Priyanka Pathak
Senior Designer
Dalberg Design
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 3
PANEL PRESENTATION A new era of digital health has emphasized the need for systems interoperability, as we move from isolated pilot projects to national scale deployments. The first presentation in this session looks at the use of concept dictionaries, which facilitate the sharing and storing of data across different organizations working... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Mr.  Alex Little
Director
Digital Campus
Panelist
Katherine Healy
Research Associate
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Mr.  Vikas Dwivedi
Senior Health Information System Advisor
John Snow Inc (JSI)
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 3
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP Human-centered design (HCD) involves meaningful participation with the beneficiaries or users of a proposed intervention and is comprised of activities relating to empathizing, prototyping, and iterating. In recent years, it has become an area of much interest to the global health, ICT4D, and social impact community. HCD promises to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ms  Dianna Kane
Chief Design Officer
Medic Mobile
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP Join this session to gain practical and participatory skills where you will learn to developing scenario-based learning content for use on mobile phones. This session is primarily about how to bring the power of story and drama into mobile based learning formats. We want to share with participants how... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Caitlin Loehr
Program Officer, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Project
JHU Center for Communication Programs
Speaker
Ms  Caroline Jacoby
Senior Program Officer
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Speaker
Jane Brown
Senior Program Officer
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 4
PANEL PRESENTATION Learn about and discuss emerging findings from a systematic narrative review on using mobile technology to improve uptake of HIV testing in vulnerable populations. Hear more related to design, statistical efficacy, and sustainability of mHealth solutions for HIV test initiation in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Attendees will benefit... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Ms  Kate Plourde
Senior Technical Officer
FHI 360
Panelist
Dr.  Larissa Jennings
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Speaker
Ms  Rebeccah Bartlett
Registered Nurse-Midwife, MPH
mAdapt
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
Getting the right message to the right audience at the right time is critical to changing behavior. During this session, we will explore ways to leverage the Facebook platform and insights to do just that. We will begin this session by looking at a recent collaboration between UNICEF Brazil and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Drew Bernard
Founder & CEO
ActionSprout, Inc.
Panelist
Lisa Foster
Global Health Programs, Public Policy
Facebook
Moderator
Luke Shankland
Head of Strategy and Business Development: Free Basics
Praekelt Foundation
Panelist
Sarah Francis
Head of Training and Strategy
ActionSprout, Inc.
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
PANEL PRESENTATION Mobile messaging has proven to be an effective tool for health promotion and behavior change in various settings. Targeted, timely health education and actionable health information either through text or voice messaging, specifically has lead to increased health service utilization and improved health-seeking behaviors. With dozens of implementations of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Alice Lin Fabiano
Director, Global Community Impact
Johnson & Johnson
Panelist
Mr.  David McAfee
President and CEO
Human Network International
Panelist
Jessica Crawford
Senior Manager & Group Lead, Health Systems
VillageReach
Panelist
Dr.  Musaed Abrahams
Doctor | Entrepreneur
Praekelt.org
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  • Global Digital Health Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Annapolis 4
PANEL PRESENTATION Using Open Data Kit Platforms for Newborn Health Research: The Experience from Somalia Save the Children (SC) and UNICEF in collaboration with other key humanitarian actors have developed the 'Newborn Health in Humanitarian Settings Field Guide'. To study the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing the guide in protracted humanitarian situations,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Kelsey Zeller
Faculty Research Associate
Johns Hopkins University
Moderator
Paul Biondich
Research Scientist
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Panelist
Sucheta Mehra
Project Scientist
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP Deciding whether or not to implement a digital health project, or figuring out how to go about implementing one if you ultimately decide to, can be challenging. It can be overwhelming given there are so many contextual factors to consider. And these factors can be very different from one... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
James Bon Tempo
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP International development organizations are increasingly adopting design-enabled approaches to solve the complex sustainable development challenges of our time. Whether designing a mobile application to diagnose hearing impairments in the most rural areas, or crafting a personalized donor experience using virtual reality, Human-Centered Design (HCD) offers NGOs, donors, governments, and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ms  Natasha Sunderji
Global Health Lead, Accenture Development Partnerships
Accenture
Panelist
Prat Panda
East Africa Lead
Accenture
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 1
In recent years the rapid proliferation of mobile technology has revolutionized the way health system actors communicate with and engage with each other. The widespread penetration of mobiles provides expanded access to new technologies including Location Based Services (LBS), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and online mapping tools (i.e.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Aliza Stone
Software Engineer
Dimagi Inc.
Moderator
Ms  Leona Rosenblum
Technical Advisor
John Snow Inc.
Panelist
Dr.  Shrey Desai
Research Coordinator
SEWA Rural
Panelist
Dr.  Subhash Chandir
Director, MCH program
Interactive Research & Development
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP OpenLMIS v3.0: Modular Architecture to Maximize Benefit Across Countries, Programs, and Products. OpenLMIS is a global initiative to support the development of shareable, interoperable, open-source software for electronic logistics management information systems (eLMIS). OpenLMIS was designed by a community of international stakeholders and donors - the end result is... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Danni Yu
Senior IT Consultant - Global Health
ThoughtWorks
Moderator
Dr.  David Potenziani
Senior Informatics Advisor
IntraHealth International
Panelist
Ms  Mary Jo Kochendorfer
OpenLMIS Product Owner
VillageReach
Speaker
Ms  Tenly Snow
OpenLMIS Community Manager
VillageReach
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 3
FIRESIDE CHAT Collaborating and building for sustainability are core to the Principles for Digital Development. This session will be an open discussion on how products can integrate to avoid duplication and provide more effective solutions for implementing partners. Medic Mobile, VaxTrac, and Simprints are non-profits focused on improving access to care... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Marc Abbyad
Product Manager
Medic Mobile
Speaker
Meredith Baker
Director of Programs & Partnerships
VaxTrac
Moderator
Skye Gilbert
Deputy Director, Digital Health Solutions
PATH
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Handout(s)
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 3
PANEL PRESENTATION This session is aimed at early career professionals and those interested in learning more about how to use SMS and other mobile-first tools for surveys, mobile messaging, formative evaluation and research....
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Dr  Adnan Hyder
Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Dr.  Alain Labrique
Director, Associate Professor
JHU Global mHealth Initiative, Johns Hopkins University
Panelist
Dr.  Dustin Gibson
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Dr.  George Pariyo PhD
Senior Scientist
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Mr  Joseph Ali
Associate Faculty
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
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  • Global Digital Health Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
FIRESIDE CHAT This session is geared towards Forum attendees that art part of or work with universities (practitioners, professors, students, funders) who are interested in developing or expanding their universities' digital health programs. How is the next generation of digital health practitioners being prepared for this new reality in global health?... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Mr.  Edward Bunker
Health Informatics Advisor
Jhpiego
Panelist
Ms  Gillian Javetski
Director of Partner Engagement
Dimagi, Inc.
Panelist
Mr.  Jonathan Payne
Sr. Technical Advisor
United Nations Foundation
Panelist
Ms  Lacey Ahern
Associate Director of Global Health Training
University of Notre Dame - Eck Institute for Global Health
Panelist
Mr  Yorghos Carabas
Global mHealth Initiative Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 4
PANEL PRESENTATION How can we learn from inter-sectoral surveillance and primary health care services? What steps might we take to harness mHealth applications for real-time biosurveillance of infectious disease? What can case studies from Ebola teach us in applying learning toward Zika? How has mobile technology provided Ebola survivors with timely,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Leona Rosenblum
Technical Advisor
John Snow Inc.
Panelist
Solomon Abiola
Pre-Docotral Researcher
University of Rochester Medical Center
Moderator
Steve Ollis
Chief Operating Officer
D-Tree International
Panelist
Dr.  Zacharia Mtema
Senior Research Scientist
Ifakara Health Institute
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
PANEL PRESENTATION Hear D-Tree share their lessons learned in moving from pilot to scale and the evolution of their Safer Deliveries program in Zanzibar as well as Jhpiego's critical look back on building a sustainable human resource information systems from Mozambique's HRIS implementation....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Erica Layer
Program Director
D-tree International
Panelist
Jeanne Koepsell
CCM Advisor
Save the Children
Panelist
Julio Pires
Health Information Systems Specialist
Jhpiego Mozambique
Panelist
Mr.  Manuel Macebe
Head, HRH Planning & Management Dept.
Ministry of Health, Mozambique
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Handout(s)
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 3
As mobile technology spreads throughout Kenya, it is important to understand to what extent it can be leveraged to improve health. This panel presents the results from several recent pilots ranging from providing vouchers via SMS to removing cash from clinics all together. Access.mobile and the PharmAccess Foundation are two... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Mr.  Cees Hesp
Director mHealth Research Labs
PharmAccess Foundation
Panelist
Mr.  Roy Heesakkers
Product Developer
PharmAccess Foundation
Panelist
Sijmen de Hoogh
CEO
Dodore Kenya
Panelist
Zachary Olson
Data Analytics and Research Manager
access.mobile
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 1
PANEL PRESENTATION Learn about an award-winning mobile app that transforms the way clinicians collect, analyze and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual violence by standardizing data collection; and hear the results from Measure Evaluation’s lit review in Kenya and Tanzania where questions asked if standard operating procedures can inform data security... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Mr.  Bobby Jefferson
Vice President, Innovations & Technology
Palladium
Panelist
Dr.  Ranit Mishori
Professor
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
Panelist
Mr.  Sam Wambugu
Health Informatics Advisor
MEASURE Evaluation
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
FIRESIDE CHAT Increasingly, global development stakeholders – particularly in the digital space -- are looking for better ways to structure and share findings, solutions, and best practices for reuse, adaptation, and, yes, to attain scale. The Principles for Digital Development encourage us to: reuse and improve, collaborate, use open source, and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  Alex Little
Director
Digital Campus
Panelist
Mr.  Apollo Temu
Deputy Director, BID Initiative Tanzania
PATH
Panelist
Carolyn Florey
Director of Collective Impact
Digital Impact Alliance
Panelist
Hallie Goertz
Learning & Communications Specialist
PATH
Panelist
Huguette Diakabana
Project Manager
eHealth Africa
Panelist
Maeghan Orton
Consultant
WHO
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 3
PANEL PRESENTATION Do you want to empower communities to create their own health messaging? During this session, participants will learn an innovative approach to support locally created videos. Projecting Health is a cost-effective, community- driven social and behavior change communication model that empowers frontline health workers and community members to conceptualize,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Magnus Conteh
Director, Global Health Programs, Strategic Partnership and Innovation
World Vision Ireland
Panelist
Ms  Monica Amposah
Regional Program Manager
Grameen Foundation
Panelist
Richard Anderson
Senior Technical Advisor
PATH
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  • Global Digital Health Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Room: Cherry Blossom Atrium
The Networking Reception is open to all Global Digital Health Forum participants.   The Networking Reception is open all all Global Digital Health Forum participants.  At this year’s reception, we will feature a dozen new, innovative mobile applications and systems that align perfectly with this year’s theme: “Harnessing Digital Health Innovations”.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Mr.  Charles Daniel Otine
Programme Analyst - Innovations, MIS and Knowledge Management
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
Speaker
Danie Pauw
CEO
Health24, South Africa's leading digital health publisher
Speaker
Dr.  David Potenziani
Senior Informatics Advisor
IntraHealth International
Speaker
Dr.  Dhiren Modi
Community Health Physician
SEWA RURAL
Speaker
Emily Nicholson
Senior Informatics Officer
IntraHealth International
Speaker
Ms  Gloria Kahamba
Project Coordinator
D-tree International, Tanzania
Speaker
Jonathan Metzger
Director, Applied Technology Center
JSI
Speaker
Mr.  Jostas Mwebembezi
Executive Director
Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy (RCRA)
Speaker
Ms  Lauren Reed
Health Portfolio Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
Qualcomm, Inc.
Speaker
Ms  Leah McManus
Program Officer
IntraHealth International
Speaker
Ms  Lindsay Litwin
Program Officer
Jhpiego
Speaker
Mr.  Paul Kasoma
System Design and Developer
Youths In Technology and Development Uganda
Speaker
Mr  Saleem Sayani
Director, Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre
Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre
Speaker
Sarah Unninayar
Technical Advisor for Capacity Building and GIS
Pathfinder International
Speaker
Ms  Sharon Langevin
Mobile App Deployment Manager
Medic Mobile
Speaker
Dr.  Timothy Roberton
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

  • Room: Magnolia 1
eHealth Africa (eHA) focuses on improving public health outcomes by creating & implementing appropriate technology for difficult places. Based in Africa, we establish new standards in health delivery and emergency response through integration of information, technology, and logistics. Our innovations work in low connectivity settings, to the local context to best enable... ...read more...
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Sponsored by: eHealth Africa
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Annapolis 3
PANEL PRESENTATION Have you ever wanted to learn more about how digital health programs reach clients?  Join this set of presentations to hear presenters share their experiences in using SMS and other mass media campaigns to provide health information directly to clients on a range of health issues....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  Chancy Mauluka
Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Advisor
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Panelist
Dr.  Sandhya Ramalingam
Head Program Evaluation for Arogya World
Arogya World is a global health NGO working to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—diabetes, heart disease, cancer and chronic lung diseases through health education and lifestyle change
Panelist
Dr.  Suha Patel
MD
Jacaranda Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health
Moderator
Ms  Trinity Zan
Technical Advisor
FHI 360
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 1
PANEL PRESENTATION Are mobile solutions really more efficient and cost effective than traditional paper-based options? What can a systematic review of solutions tell us about the Economic Evidence for mHealth? What can the MAMA South Africa project share about whether or not SMS health messages prove value for money? Which projects... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr.  Amnesty LeFevre
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Moderator
Ms  Emily Mangone MSc
Research Fellow
FHI 360 & UNC Chapel Hill
Panelist
Mojca Cargo
mHealth Senior Market Engagement Manager
GSMA
Panelist
Dr.  Neal Lesh
Chief Strategy Officer
Dimagi
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
PANEL PRESENTATION This session, guided by the USAID Global Development Lab Responsible Data in the Development Informatics Team Lead, looks at the rapid growth of digital health data, privacy and responsibility. The rapid growth of digital health data enabled particularly enabled by digital platforms and technologies, presents tremendous opportunities for data... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
David Sangokoya
Research Manager
Data-Pop Alliance
Panelist
Mark Cardwell
USAID
Panelist
Ms  Melissa Sabatier
COO
BlueSquare
Panelist
Mr.  Sam Wambugu
Health Informatics Advisor
MEASURE Evaluation
Panelist
Siobhan Green
Founder
Sonjara, Inc.
Speaker
Dr.  Subhashini Chandrasekharan
AAAS S&T Policy Fellow, USAID Global Development Lab, Asst. Professor, Duke Global Health Institute
USAID
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 3
PANEL PRESENTATION Join this panel of presenters to learn more about tools, processes and best practices in e/mLearning.  Hear about specific approaches that have been applied in LMIC to improve and update skills of health workers.  You’ll specifically learn about some of the digital tools today for effective distance learning....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  George Muyunda
Technical Advisor
Jhpiego
Panelist
Jodi Lis
ICT4D Advisor
Jhpiego
Panelist
Mr.  Leonard Maximus Ireneous Mensah
ICT4D Officer
Jhpiego
Panelist
Ms  Meaza Raya
Education and Training Officer
Jhpiego
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 4
PANEL PRESENTATION This session will demonstrate how to integrate digital and non-digital tools with proven best practices in BEmONC (basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care) capacity building approaches.  Panelists will feature a variety of tools for supporting health worker training and BEmONC implementation....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Anne Marie Frokjaer Barrie
Head of Development Programs
Maternity Foundation
Panelist
Carolyn Moore
Acting Director
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
Panelist
Ms  Jennifer Breads
Technical Advisor
Jhpiego
Moderator
Ms  Margaret (Peggy) DADAMO
Health Advisor
USAID
Panelist
Tara Talvacchia
mHealth Manager
Maternity Foundation
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  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
INTERACTIVE SESSION This session focuses on a theme that has long been pervasive in the digital global health dialogue but that has yet remained elusive in implementation and practice: Scaling existing solutions. Praekelt Foundation will lead this session, simplifying the process by providing a concrete action plan that leverages an existing... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ambika Samarthya-Howard
Head of Communications
Praekelt.org
Speaker
Brooke Cutler
TBD
Praeklelt Foundation
Moderator
Ms  Debbie Rogers
Managing Director
Praekelt Foundation
Panelist
Dr.  Musaed Abrahams
Doctor | Entrepreneur
Praekelt.org
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
PANEL PRESENTATION Data visualization enhances data, increasing data demand and use.  This session will highlight how different programs are using data visualization to enhance data and inform decision making. ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Aly Azhar
Program Associate
VaxTrac
Moderator
Brendan Smith
VP, Professional Services
Vital Wave, Inc
Panelist
Jeff Bernson
Director of Results Management, Measurement and Learning
PATH
Panelist
Kanisa Williams
User Experience Design and Analysis SME
Booz Allen Hamilton
Panelist
Dr  Korinne Chiu
Director of Research and Evaluation
VaxTrac
Panelist
Ms  Mandy Dube
BID Initiative Zambia Representative
PATH
Panelist
Rebecca Hutchins
Lead Associate
Booze Allen Hamilton
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Annapolis 3
PANEL PRESENTATION Do you keep hearing about CommCare and want to know more about this technology?  CommCare is known for its easy to build apps. Used in over countries, CommCare is the most widely adopted, technically advanced, and evidence-based mobile platform for low-resource settings.  So what are the implementation stories of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Ashley Thomas
Senior Analyst / Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Abt Associates, Inc.
Panelist
Gbaike Ajayi
Program Officer
Jhpiego
Panelist
Ms  Jennifer Snyder
Digital Health Officer
Jhpiego
Moderator
Joy Kamunyori
Health Informatics Advisor
ICF International
Panelist
Dr.  Lisa Noguchi
Senior Maternal Health Advisor
Jhpiego
Panelist
Sarah Hodsdon
Senior Program Analayst
Dimagi, Inc.
Panelist
Ms  Tenly Snow
OpenLMIS Community Manager
VillageReach
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
PANEL PRESENTATION One of our field’s biggest questions is “What is the impact on health of digital implementations?”.  Join these experts who will present their evidence of impact and foster a discussion about the evidence-based needs of our field today....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr  Annette Ghee
Senior Adviser for Research and M&E, Evidence and Learning Team (supporting Global Health)
World Vision International
Panelist
Ms  Lauren Reed
Health Portfolio Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
Qualcomm, Inc.
Panelist
Mr  Michael Bailey
Senior Country Advisor
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
Moderator
Ms  Nicki Ashcroft
Program Manager, Women's Health Project
PSI
Panelist
Nicole Ippoliti
Technical Officer II
FHI 360
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 1
PANEL PRESENTATION   Despite the lifesaving potential of vaccines, vaccination coverage levels have remained stagnant the past decade.  Globally, 17% of children, or about 23 million infants, do not complete the three dose sequence of DTP vaccine. Moreover, if infants are vaccinated, vaccines are frequently received with substantial delays. These findings suggest... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Dr.  Dennis Cherian
Senior Director, Health
World Vision, Inc.
Panelist
Dr.  Dustin Gibson
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Ms  Kelsey Zeller
Faculty Research Associate
Johns Hopkins University
Panelist
Dr.  Subhash Chandir
Director, MCH program
Interactive Research & Development
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 3
PANEL PRESENTATION One of the key intentions of Sustainable Development Goal 3 is to achieve universal health coverage including financial risk protection and access to essential services, and medicine. Despite of this realization, it’s critical to note that majority of people cross low income countries have constrained access to health care.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Carrie Hasselback
Technical Advisor, mSTAR
FHI 360
Panelist
Ms  Elizabeth Nerad
Senior Associate
Palladium Group
Panelist
Mr.  Gabala Franco
Deputy executive director in-charge of program
Health Child
Moderator
Ms  Pamela Riley
Senior mHealth Advisor
Abt Associates
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 4
INTERACTIVE SESSION This Country Connectathon will bring OpenHIE alive.  Join experts who will demonstrate how interoperability enhances the different components of a country’s eHealth architecture.  The session will include an interactive activity to demonstrate interoperability of an immunization registry.  ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr.  Carl Leitner
Assoc. Director Informatics
IntraHealth International
Panelist
Derek Ritz
Principal Consultant
ecGroup Inc.
Panelist
Donna Medeiros
Senior Health Information Systems and Surveillance Advisor
PATH
Panelist
Eduardo Jezierski
CEO
InSTEDD
Panelist
Dr.  Henry Mwanyika
Tanzania Country Director, BID Intitiative
PATH
Panelist
Mr.  Jake Watson
Director & Group Lead, Information Systems
VillageReach
Moderator
Mr.  Steven Wanyee Macharia
Director, Biomedical Informatics
IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
From Senegal to Bangladesh: improving digital health governance for health information systems strengthening. With support from USAID and the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, the Government of Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action (MSAS) coordinated a process to draft an eHealth strategy, develop a registry of eHealth projects in... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  Alex Muhereza
Health Information Systems Consultant
UNICEF Uganda
Speaker
Dr.  Muhibbul Abrar
Advisor- Health Management Information System
Save the Children
Speaker
Ms  Trinity Zan
Technical Advisor
FHI 360
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
PANEL PRESENTATION This session will delve into DHIS 2 and how different programs are embracing this open source system as a robust HMIS in LMICs.  Audiences already familiar with DHIS 2 will find this session useful to learn how programs are expanding the platform to gather and use date.  ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr  Chris Purdy
Program Manager
Population Services International
Panelist
Ms  Elizabeth Hazel
Doctoral candidate
Institute for International Programs - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Ernest Ostro
Director, Applications
International Rescue Committee
Panelist
Mario Bazan
Vice President, Client Technology Centre
Abt Associates
Panelist
Matthew Saaks
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Jhpiego
Panelist
Ms  Nicola Hobby
Director of Service Delivery
BAO Systems
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
All Registered Global Digital Health Forum participants will be served lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:15PM in the Cherry Blossom Ballroom....
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Sponsored by: Novartis Foundation
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
FIRESIDE CHAT Several countries are in the process of deploying nationally scaled digital health infrastructure, which includes elements like master client indexes, provider/facility/location registries, shared health records, and data warehouses. This discussion led by Jembi Health Systems will provide participants with a deeper understanding of enterprise architecture and technical challenges as... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Angshuman Sarkar
Principal Architect
ThoughtWorks
Panelist
Chris Seebregts
CEO
Jembi Health Systems
Moderator
Jeanne Koepsell
CCM Advisor
Save the Children
Panelist
Mr.  Karl Brown
Director of Technology, Office of Social Change Initiatives
ThoughtWorks
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
PANEL PRESENTATIONS There is an urgent need for local software developers to support digital health platforms in low resource countries. But how can the digital health community design projects that can attract and retain high-quality software developers and other technologists to work on digital health platforms?  This session will showcase successes... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Darlene Irby
Technical Director, ICT Practice
Palladium
Panelist
Kathy Gettelfinger
Principal Consultant
Thoughtworks
Panelist
Mr.  Merrick Schaefer
Lead, Development Informatics
USAID
Panelist
Sean McDonald
CEO
FrontlineSMS
Panelist
Mr.  Steven Wanyee Macharia
Director, Biomedical Informatics
IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 4
INTERACTIVE SESSION Human Centered Design (HCD) is a hot digital health topic this year!  HCD is a problem-solving approach that can be used to instill a culture of continuous user feedback for digital health projects.  It is also a process and a mindset that puts users at the center of program... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Kate Hesel
mHealth Program Officer
PPFA
Panelist
Ms  Lauren Spigel
Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
VaxTrac
Panelist
Ms  Maria Teresa Alzuru
Global Mobile Product Manager
Planned Parenthood Global
Panelist
Mr.  Paul Amendola
Technical Advisor for Health Information
International Rescue Committee
Moderator
Ms  Sherri Haas
Technical Advisor, Digital Health and Health Economics
Management Sciences for Health
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 3
PANEL PRESENTATION Sit back and learn from a diverse group of panelists about how digital tools have supported health workers from rural Guatemala to Zambia. From a recent survey involving over 140 frontline health worker-support projects about emerging trends and best practices in the use of digital tools to presentations on... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ms  Erica Layer
Program Director
D-tree International
Moderator
Dr.  Marion McNabb MPH
Senior Digital Health Consultant
HealthEnabled
Panelist
Mr.  Ray Brunsting
Chief Technology Officer
Tula Foundation
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 1
INTERACTIVE SESSION As donors increasingly recognize the potential new technologies have for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of projects, demand is increasing for innovation and technology to be featured in project proposals. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is no longer exclusively a specialist’s domain. The need for all staff to be... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Anand Varghese
Senior ICT Specialist
DAI
Speaker
Karim Bin-Hamam
Senior ICT Specialist
DAI
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
INTERACTIVE SESSION Join mPowering Frontline Health Workers to explore innovative mobile phone content distribution including video.  With a focus on health workers, this interactive session will help participants better understand the advantages of mobile training, and be able to anticipate important decisions and possible challenges. This hands-on workshop will help participants... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ms  Alex Kellerstrass
Senior Program Coordinator
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
Panelist
Mr.  Alex Little
Director
Digital Campus
Panelist
Carolyn Moore
Acting Director
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
Panelist
Mr  Michael Bailey
Senior Country Advisor
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Annapolis 4
INTERACTIVE SESSION The Principles for Digital Development tell us to “Design for Scale” and also “Design with the User”. However, when designing for scale it can be unclear which user to be designing for – the end user in the pilot, the organization “user” that will be implementing the intervention in... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Amy Lee
Program Specialist
JHU Center for Communication Programs
Speaker
Caitlin Loehr
Program Officer, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Project
JHU Center for Communication Programs
Speaker
Ms  Trinity Zan
Technical Advisor
FHI 360
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 3
FIRESIDE CHAT How secure is data really?  Time and again this popular topic surfaces among digital health implementation.  Join a chat with experts about the modern security landscape. Moderated by CRS’ Director of Security and IT Process Governance, participants will be able identify factors driving the need for network security; understand... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  Brian Taliesin
Implementation Services Lead, Digital Health Solutions
PATH
Panelist
Mr.  Jeff Wishnie
Senior Director Platforms and Services
Digital Impact Alliance
Moderator
Mr.  Joel Urbanowicz
Director, Information Security & ICT Process Governance
Catholic Relief Services
Panelist
Michael Duggan
CIO
Trócaire
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 1
This interactive session, led by program implementers, researchers and donors, will be an open discussion on the various considerations for design of mobile health messaging and patient data management programs, optimum use of data and evidence, and elements needed for scale and sustainability of future digital health programs.  The panelists... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr.  Amnesty LeFevre
Assistant Scientist
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Panelist
Dr  Anitha Moorthy
Technical Officer Reproductive Maternal and Child health
Grameen Foundation Ghana
Panelist
David Hutchful
Director, Technology Innovations
Grameen Foundation Ghana
Moderator
Dr.  Garrett Mehl
Scientist
World Health Organization
Panelist
Dr.  Larissa Jennings
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Panelist
Tim Wood
Senior Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
INTERACTIVE SESSION This interactive session led by PATH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will explore and discuss the concepts of using a holistic “systems thinking all the time” approach, which includes an understanding of the entire system involved by examining the linkages and interactions between the components that comprise... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Mr.  Apollo Temu
Deputy Director, BID Initiative Tanzania
PATH
Speaker
Dr.  Henry Mwanyika
Tanzania Country Director, BID Intitiative
PATH
Speaker
Ms  Laurie Werner
Global Director, BID Initiative
PATH
Speaker
Marty Gross
Senior Program Officer, HIV and Integrated Delivery
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Magnolia 2
PANEL PRESENTATION Why are we afraid to talk about failure?  Debunking the taboo, these panelists will present why certain digital health implementations didn’t work and what they learned for implementing future programs.  ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mr.  Ayomipo Matthew Edinger
mHealth Advisor, Nigeria
Pathfinder International
Moderator
Mr.  Chancy Mauluka
Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Advisor
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Panelist
Mr.  Keith Mangam
Monitoring and Evaluation Team Lead
Abt Associates, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 1-2
In 2012, Nigeria started a process to develop its national eHealth strategy. Join the Honorable Minister of Health of Nigeria and other senior leaders as they discuss the process of developing the strategy, which was approved by the National Council on Health (the highest health policy making body) in March... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Mr.  Olasupo Oyedepo
Project Director, ICT4HEALTH Project
Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum
  • Room: Annapolis 3
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP Text analytics and Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities have improved rapidly in recent years, driven by both technological advances and by the scientific communities’ increasing focus on leveraging unstructured data. On the technology front, modern information technology (IT) infrastructures enable cost efficient storage and processing of very large data... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Alison Thaung
Senior Data Scientist
Abt Associates
Speaker
Ms  Jillian Berkowitz
Technology Advisor
Abt Associates
Speaker
Ms  Nancy Brown
Director, IT Programs
Abt Associates
Speaker
Dr.  Robert Mangel
Lead Data Scientist
Abt Associates
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Cherry Blossom Ballroom
CLOSING PLENARY Our closing plenary taps into highly-recognized corporate partners who are providing far-reaching technical capability for last-mile connectivity in support of improved health in low- and middle-income countries. Facebook, Google,  Microsoft Philanthropies, and QualComm Wireless Reach are all facilitating “last mile” connectivity and affordable access to the Internet and content... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Alice Liu
Director of ICT4D
Jhpiego
Panelist
Jackie Chang
Global Partnerships for Free Basics
Facebook
Panelist
Larry Alder
Director, Access Strategy
Google
Panelist
Ms  Lauren Reed
Health Portfolio Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
Qualcomm, Inc.
Panelist
Paul Garnett
Director, Affordable Access Initiative
Microsoft
Tracks:
  • Global Digital Health Forum