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D-tree at the 77th World Health Assembly

On May 27, delegates convene for the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, to set course for health-related policies and priorities. This year, the assembly takes place under the theme “Health for All, All for Health”.

D-tree will be in Geneva with Riccardo Lampariello, CEO, and Gloria Kahamba, Country Director Tanzania (also part of Tanzania’s delegation), on panels to discuss digital health in theory and practice. They will speak about what we care about the most at D-tree; increasing access to care, improving quality of care and improving data use and governance for digital health equity. They will also celebrate the recently launched documentary on our flagship project Afya-Tek, produced in partnership with WHO Foundation and BBC StoryWorks, in collaboration with Apotheker and funded by Fondation Botnar. The video serves as a great example of how digital can improve access and quality of care and health data so that ultimately more people can access care when and where they need it. 

What we are looking forward to at this year’s World Health Assembly…

Here are a few of the side events we will make sure not to miss.

Strengthening Primary Health Care through the implementation of integrated and coordinated community health workers programs in Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania is hosting a side event during the Assembly this year and with Tanzania being one of our focus countries, we will make sure to be there. 

One of the main challenges in Tanzania is the fragmentation in the primary health system which is made up of different providers who see patients in silos and often do not coordinate with one another. Our project Afya-Tek is working to solve this, and with the Government as a key partner of Afya-Tek, we will not miss this opportunity to hear more and connect with others in the field.

Reaching the unreached: Unlocking immunization equity through CHW investments

This side event organized by Community Health Impact Coalition (CHIC) will recognize the need for stronger investments in primary health care and community health workers to reach zero-dose and unvaccinated communities in the immunization response and discuss what investments are needed in supporting comprehensive and responsive primary healthcare systems.

On behalf of CHIC members, Riccardo Lampariello will open the session and set the scene by talking about the immunization agenda and sharing examples from our work.

Geneva Digital Health Day

Sign up for the Geneva Digital Health Day here and don’t miss the below sessions where D-tree will be speaking.

Beyond Policy: Operationalizing Data Governance for Digital Health Equity (Keynote)

Robust data governance is not merely beneficial but a fundamental prerequisite for achieving digital health equity, but the crafting of policies is only a first step to improving health data governance. D-tree is working to turn policy into practice for digital health equity, and we will share our experience in Zanzibar.

Digital health – trends opportunities and challenges in the context of low- and middle-income countries

In this panel, D-tree will present our latest work to advance digital health for community health programs and share our vision for the future of digital health.

Healthier Together: A Path to a Better World series premiere

We are excited to have our project Afya-Tek spotlighted under the Healthier Together series produced in partnership with WHO Foundation and BBC StoryWorks and we will make sure to join them at their side event for an evening of films and discussions. If you haven’t seen the video, take a look here.

Stronger Health Data Governance through Country Leadership and Consensus

As a member of Transform Health Coalition and a champion of responsible use of data, we will be joining this side event. 

“Building on growing political support around the need to strengthen health data governance legislation and regulation – including during last year’s World Health Assembly – this side event during the 77th World Health Assembly will bring together experts in this field, together with country leadership, to build the consensus needed to drive this agenda forward.”

More here.

We look forward to seeing you there and please get in touch if you would like to connect!

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