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March 27, 2018 - March 30, 2018

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

EAST AFRICAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION

(EASTECO)

2nd East African Community Regional E-Health & Telemedicine Workshop, Ministerial Conference and Trade Exhibition

27th – 30th March 2018, Kigali – Rwanda

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

In collaboration with the EAC Regional Center of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering and e-Health (CEBE),  University of Rwanda, and, the EAC Secretariat, the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) is organizing the “Second East African Community Regional E-Health & Telemedicine Workshop, Ministerial Conference and Trade Exhibition”, in Kigali, Rwanda, from 27th to 30th March 2018.

The First East African Community Regional E-Health & Telemedicine Workshop was held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 8th to 10 November 2010. The main goal of the workshop was to assess both policies and technical elements that can support an enabling environment for e-healthcare solutions, as well as discussions of e-health areas such as telemedicine, electronic medical records and healthcare information systems were discussed and best practices illustrated.

The EAC is now seeking to improve its healthcare delivery systems using these newfound e-health and informatics initiatives. The expansion and integration of e-health systems throughout the EAC will offer substantial and growing opportunities with internal and external collaborators that specialize in e-health solutions and ICT infrastructure.

We are therefore pleased to announce the Second East African Community Regional E-Health & Telemedicine Workshop, Ministerial Conference and Trade Exhibition”, which will take place from 27th to 30th March 2018, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Workshop will consider and follow-up on the implementation of the following resolutions of the first workshop, viz;

  1. Creation of an EAC Regional e-Health Working Group;

  2. Establishment of National Inter – Agency e-Health Working Groups;

  3. Development of legal and regulatory frameworks;

  4. Implementation of the East African Community Regional Integrated Telemedicine and e-Health Program;

  5. Technology and Infrastructure Improvements for e-Health Systems;

  6. Consideration of the Proposed Financing Models for e-Health Implementation at national and regional levels in the East African Community region.

The workshop will also introduce EAC public and private sector decision makers to solutions that will enable the improvement of healthcare infrastructure and delivery through the use of ICTs.

The following will be the main objectives:

  • Review and share experiences on the progress made by EAC Partner States in using e-health initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially the health related goal 3;

  • Creating an enabling environment for e-healthcare, including policies, governance mechanisms and institutional capacity regionally and on national level;

  • Financing e-healthcare projects and Implementing Self-sustaining Telehealth Services;

  • Explore strategies on accelerating and broadening access to Health Systems through technology and Infrastructure.

The Conference will gather participants including policymakers from Governments and public organizations, e-Health and Telemedicine experts and professionals, Technology and ICT solutions providers, Research and Development institutions, Development Partners, International and non-profit organizations.

The methodology will include a Ministerial panel, sessions where selected papers will be presented and an exhibition of e-Health & Telemedicine solutions where companies will showcase their products, as well as field visits. The event will also provide an opportunity to share national, regional and global experience in e-Health and Telemedicine programmes and solutions, biomedical engineering and allow participants to get insight into policy and regulatory systems, infrastructure and technologies, efficient partnerships to improve healthcare delivery.

Papers will be due by: 19th January 2018.

For more information,

                     contact: easteco-con@eachq.org

Details

Start:
March 27, 2018
End:
March 30, 2018
Website:
https://easteco.org/conf2018

Organizers

EASTECO
EAC Partner States
EAC Secretariat
University of Rwanda