Integrating m-Health into e-Health Strategy Implementation
e-Health Africa Conference
18 - 19 April 2012
InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Anadach Group LLC, is a global healthcare strategic firm focusing on bringing innovative advice and services to clients and partners interested in transforming healthcare systems in emerging markets and developing economies.The mission of Anadach is to dramatically improve access to quality healthcare services and products in emerging countries by enhancing the solutions to major challenges facing healthcare organizations. Anadach is operational in both emerging and developed economies which facilitates flow of new ideas in both directions.
Kenya is also an innovative leaders in mobile banking and have the potential to be transformative leaders in applying technology to the health sector. The Government of Kenya, Ministry of Medical Services is committed to ensuring that the services are of quality and are accessible to every Kenyan.The Vision of Ministry of Medical Services is to be an efficient and cost-effective medical care system for a healthy Nation.
The Telehealth Society of Kenya for assumes a leadership role in the transformation of health and healthcare delivery through Telehealth by providing a forum for advocacy, communication and sharing of resources among communities of interest.
Established in 1944, the World Bank is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has more than 9,000 employees in more than 100 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The Bank focuses on the poorest countries, fragile and conflict-affected states, the Arab world, middle-income countries, global public goods issues, and delivery of knowledge and learning services.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. The mission of IFC is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity, and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.
The African Development Bank Group is a development bank established in 1964 with the intention of promoting economic and social development in Africa. The Group comprises the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF), and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). AfDB provides loans and grants to African governments and private companies investing in the regional member countries (RMC) in Africa. It is owned and funded by member governments, and has a public-interest mandate to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development
ICME Management Consulting, a leading international management consulting firm founded in 1954 in Switzerland provides services across four business units: Healthcare, Real Estate Management, Telecom & Media and Energy & Utilities. ICME has an extensive global health network and supports it client in four core services: strategy alignment, business creation, operational excellence and change management.
Magellan Global Health is a health and medical care services company that coordinates, manages and delivers care using highly trained and qualified medical professionals that employ media technology (Internet, mobile communications) for care delivery. The Company has two divisions: Health Services and Health Applications, the latter to conceptualize, develop, test and market new telehealth and mHealth technologies.Magellan has a joint venture and close support relationship with ICME.
FVC is the value-added distributor (VAD) for Polycom across the Middle East and North Africa. It is one of the leading VADs in the region with dedicated offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, and Morocco. Working in conjunction with its growing network of resellers across the region, it provides solutions for rich media communications, as well as networking and security.
John Snow, Inc., and its nonprofit affiliate JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health research and consulting firms dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI builds local capacity to address critical health problems, collaborating with local partners to assist countries, governments, communities, families, and individuals to develop their skills and identify solutions that meet their public health needs.
Safaricom offers total communications solutions to a growing clientele in Kenya. With a subscriber base of over 17 million, Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof: mobile and fixed voice and data services on a variety of platforms: Kenya’s widest 3G network; a growing fibre optic cable footprint and its most expansive WiMAX presence. Safaricom also pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful such service anywhere in the world. Safaricom is listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), where it trades on the Telecommunication and Technology segment.
Pfizer, Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation founded in 1849. The company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. Pfizer produces Lipitor (atorvastatin, used to lower blood cholesterol); the neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia drug Lyrica (pregabalin); the oral antifungal medication Diflucan (fluconazole), the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), Viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction, and the anti-inflammatory Celebrex (celecoxib) (also known as Celebra in some countries outside the USA and Canada, mainly in South America).
Formed in 2003 by physician/epidemiologist Joel Selanikio, formerly of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and technologist Rose Donna, formerly of the American Red Cross, and funded by the United Nations Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation, DataDyne has consistently made an impact far beyond its small size..
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. The Agency carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.Spending less than one-half of 1 percent of the federal budget, USAID works in over 100 countries to: promote broadly shared economic prosperity; strengthen democracy and good governance; improve global health, food security, environmental sustainability and education; help societies prevent and recover from conflicts; and provide humanitarian assistance in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.
Sproxil is a venture-backed, social enterprise that provides world-class brand protection services in emerging markets. Through the company’s Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA) solution, brand owners can connect with their customers in a way not previously achieved, by helping to ensure the goods they purchase are not stolen or counterfeit. Sproxil’s patent-pending product verification service allows individuals to text message a single-use item-specific code found on products using MPA technology, and receive a rapid response confirming the product’s genuineness or alerting the consumer to report incidents of suspicious activity to the brand owner. Sproxil’s solution is compatible with any tangible item, and it is already widely used by leading pharmaceutical companies to curb the multi-billion dollar counterfeit drug industry. Recognized as innovative and instrumental in the battle against counterfeiting, Sproxil has won the IBM SmartCamp Boston Award and the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Outstanding Commitment Award, as well as received regulatory endorsements from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board in Kenya. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and continues to expand its presence in multiple countries across Asia and Africa. For more information, visit www.sproxil.com.
PHM International is a worldwide healthcare sector consultancy and publisher of the PHM Emerging Markets Healthcare Monitor. Since 1997, it has developed a core specialisation in advisory services in emerging market economies including healthcare facility design, financing, insurance, business and product development, and research. PHM International is headquartered in Florida, with representation offices in New York, Malaysia, and Poland.
The Wireless Health group serves as an ethical, curated forum for advancing professional knowledge, wisdom, and relationships among individuals interested in the super-convergence taking place between the digital world and the “medical cocoon”, as Dr. Eric Topol has described it. This includes:Genomics, Wireless Sensors and Devices, Imaging, Health Information Systems, Internet , Social Networking, Mobile Connectivity and Bandwidth , Computing Power and the Data Universe. Moreover, sports, fitness, and wellness applications utilizing digital technologies are equally relevant, and could even be considered as preventive medicine. The key to it all is Consumers. Since its inception in 2009, the group has increased in scope to include the full digital transformation of consumer health, healthcare delivery, and medicine. The group’s raison d'être is both to capture the zeitgeist and catalyze what Dr. Topol describes as “the creative destruction of medicine”.