e-Health Africa Conference - Program


       Overview     Day1 Schedule     Day2 Schedule    Day2 Parallel Session   Training Session



Kenya has been a leader in the m-banking and m-finance area and is well positioned to be a leader in the e-Health area. The Conference will focus on the current use and application of e-Health solutions to address healthcare challenges and the innovative opportunities that lie ahead. The program will include seminars and presentations using the latest innovative and multi-media techniques to engage participants on e-Health initiatives in Africa and other emerging markets, as well as a one day training program focusing on the practical use of m-health tools for data collection on the continent.

The discussions will be interdisciplinary in nature and provide a platform for knowledge sharing on health technology among the public and private health sectors including payer/provider, pharmaceutical, telecommunication and financial industries, academia, community/global organizations and international donor organizations.

Day 1 - April 18, 2012

7:00 - 8:30 am

Registration and Morning Tea

8:30 - 8:45 am

Introduction by Conference Hosts
- Dr. Sidney Nesbitt, Vice Chair-Telehealth Society of Kenya and
- Dr. Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Partner, Anadach Group

8:45 - 9:15 am

Welcome by Kenyan Minister of Medical Services
HE Prof. Peter Anyang Nyong’o, M.P.  - Minister of Medical Services, Kenya (PDF)

9:15 -10:15am

Global Perspective on e-Health/m-Health Issues
- Mr. Edwin Macharia,  Director - Africa, Dalberg Global Development Advisors - Overview of Dalberg/World Bank Study on Global Mapping (PDF)
- Mr. Abdul Muqeet, e-Health Project, Aga Khan University (PDF)
Moderator:  Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, Special Adviser to Minister of State for Health, Nigeria


Coffee Break - Networking


e-Health Policy Environment  in African Countries
-Dr. Katherine Getao, ICT secretary, Directorate of e-Government, Office of the President (special presentation on e-health policy within the context of e-government)
- Prof. Kondi Charles Agba, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health-Togo (PDF)
- Mr. Sam Quarshie, Head of ICT Department, Ghana Health Services (PDF)
- Dr. Mwendwa E. Mwenesi, m-health National Coordinator, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania (PDF)
- Dr. Edward Mukooyo, Assistant Commissioner of Health Services, Resource Centre, Ministry of Health, Uganda
- Dr. Esther Ogara, Head of e-Health, Ministry of Medical Services, Kenya (PDF)
- Dr. Richard E. Scott, Director, Office of Global e-Health Strategy, and Associate Professor, Departments of Community Health Sciences,  University of Calgary, Canada (PDF)
- Mr Adeleke Balogun, Department of Planning and Research, Ministry of Health Nigeria. (PDF)
Moderator:  Ambassador Huggins, Anadach Advisory Board Member and CEO, The Huggins Group


Videoconference - Telemedicine demonstration by FVC/Polycom

12:15-1:00 pm

Lunch - Sponsored by Safaricom

1:00 - 2:15 pm

e-Health: Citizens Perspective and Leveraging the Social Media Revolution - Sponsored by the World Bank Group
- Ms. Uju Ofomata Aderemi, Program Director, Mobile Health Projects, One World UK (PDF)
- Ms. Estelle Verdier, Project Manager, Orange - Kenya (PDF)
- Ms. Wambui Kinya, Business Manager,  Praekelt Foundation - East Africa
- Ms. Eunice Kariuki, Director, ICT Board
- Dr. Amit Thakker, Chairman & CEO, Avenue Healthcare
Moderator: Mr. Jorge Coarasa, Policy Officer, Health in Africa Initiative, Investment Climate, World Bank Group

2:15 - 3:30 pm

Telemedicine: Opportunities and Challenges
- Dr. Tom Ngwiri, Chief Physician, Getrude Childrens Hospital Nairobi (PDF)
- Dr. Terry Knapp, Magellan Global Health, USA (PDF)
- Mr. Abdul Muqeet, eHealth Project, Aga Khan University (PDF)
- Mr. François Laureys, Regional Director for West-Africa / Country Manager, IICD, Mali (PDF)
- Mr. Ramy Alam, Regional Sales Support Manager, Polycom
Moderator:  Mr. Victor Gathara, Former ICT Consultant (e-Health)

3:30 - 3:45 pm

Coffee Break -Networking

3:45 - 6:00 pm

Interactive Panel on m-Health Applications Across Several Countries
- Dr. John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Upper East Regional Director of Health Services; MoTeCH Co-Principal Investigator, Ghana Health Service (PDF)
- Ms. Sarah Karanja, Weltel- Kenya and Canada
- Mr. Geoffrey Otieno, Sales Director, Sproxil-East Africa Ltd.
- Mr. Sam Agutu, Founder, Changamka Microhealth (PDF)
- Dr. Marasi Mwencha, Senior M-Health Advisor, John Snow International, USA (PDF)
- Ms. Judy Njogu, Business Development Manager, e-Health & e-Learning, Safaricom (PDF)
Moderator: Mr.  Milton Lore, Director, Bridgeworks Africa Limited

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Brief Comments by the Guest of Honor
- Dr. Katherine Getao, ICT secretary, Directorate of e-Government, Office of the President
- Prof. Kondi Charles Agba, Minister of Health, Ministry of Health-Togo

Day 2 - April 19, 2012

8:00 - 8:45 am


8:45 - 9:15 am

Recap – Dr. Hellen Mbugua, Assistant Chief Pharmacist, Ministry of Medical Services - Kenya

9:15 - 10:30

Health Information Systems - Sponsored by the World Bank Group
- Dr. Edward Rukwaro, Regional General Manager, AAR Health Care Limited, Kenya (PDF)
- Mr. Nathaniel Otoo, Director, Administration and General Counsel, National Health Insurance Agency Ghana (PDF)
- Mr. Mwangi Kabiru, Human Resources for Health, Capacity Kenya (PDF)
- Mr. Nebiyu Getachew, M & E Specialist, JSI R&T Institute, Inc./L10K Project , Ethiopia (PDF)
- Ms. Yasmin Chandani, Project Director , SC4CCM Project, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (PDF)
- Dr. Kola Babalola,  African University of Science and Technology (PDF)
- Mr. Andrew Wyborn, Managing Director, Greenmash (PDF)
- Dr. Gregory Jagwer, Chief of Party, Africare-South Africa (PDF)
Moderator: Dr. Khama Rogo, Lead Health Specialist, Investment Climate Department, World Bank Group


Coffee - Networking


E-Learning - Applications and Opportunities
- Dr. Margaret Itto, Director General, Training and Professional Development, Ministry of Health, South Sudan
- Mr. Scott Dalessandro, Communications Associate, Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (PDF)
- Ms. Caroline Mbindyo, e-learning Program Manager, AMREF
- Mr. Edwin Macharia,  Director - Africa, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
- Ms. Uju Ofomata Aderemi, Program Director, Mobile Health Projects, One World UK (PDF)
- Prof. Wole Soboyejo, President, African University of Science and Technology (PDF)
Moderator: Dr. Ladi Awosika, Chief Executive Officer, Total Health Trust

12:30 -2:00pm

Speaker- Ambassador E. Odembo, Kenya Ambassador to the United States (JPG1, 2, 3)

2:00 - 4:00 pm

e-Health Policy: From Formulation to Implementation - Sponsored by AfDB
- Ms. Meera Shekar, Lead Health & Nutrition Specialist, Africa Human Development, World Bank (PDF)
- Ms. Katherine Otto, Consultant , World Bank (PDF)
- Dr. Mabvuto Kango, Senior Policy Officer for Health, Population and Nutrition, African Union Commission (AUC) (PDF)
- Dr. Zaki Khoury, Regional Manager, Global Strategic Accounts, Microsoft (PDF)
- Dr. Moretlo Molefi, Managing Director, Telemedicine Africa (PDF)
- Mr. Samuel Quarshie, Head of ICT Department, Ghana Health Service (PDF)
- Ms. Laurence Lannes, Principal Health Economist, African Development Bank Group
Moderator:  Dr. Feng Zhao, Division Manager, AfDB

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks – Mr. Emmanuel  K. Nzai, Executive Officer, Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (PDF)

4:30 - 5:00 pm

Conclusion - Dr. Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Partner, Anadach Group

5:00 - 6:30 pm

-Presentation on e-Health Competition - Sponsored by AfDB

Day 2 – April 19, 2012
Parallel Session

8:30 - 12:30 pm

Exhibition and Poster Session (Abstract)

Kenya Health Informatics Association


Training Session: April 19, 2012
Using Mobile Phones for Data Collection

12:30 - 2: 00 pm

Registration and networking

2:00 - 2:15 pm

Welcome and Introduction to the program

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Overview of mobile phones for data collection

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Practical Learning: Using Episurveyor (including break)

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Cocktail and Networking