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NATIONAL EHEALTH STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT COUNTRY EXPERIENCE AND NEXT STEPS
25-26 July 2012, Geneva, Switzerland, WHO Headquarters

 

 

Objectives
The key workshop objective was to bring together multiple stakeholders from ministries of health and ICT, international and regional organizations, donors and experts who have an interest in developing country led national eHealth strategies in order to understand their views, learn from their experiences, gain their commitment and endorsement and mobilize resources to support them towards initiating national eHealth planning processes which will guide and coordinate national efforts and strengthen support for eHealth.
 

The specific objectives of the Workshop were:

  • Launch the WHO-ITU National eHealth Planning Framework and support programme.

  • Share experiences and lessons learned from national eHealth strategy development efforts.

  • Learn about countries’ plans and needs in terms of national eHealth planning.

  • Identify possible stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities to support national eHealth strategy development.

  • Initiate peer support and south-south collaboration.

 

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25 July 2012

 08:30–09:00

Welcome coffee and registration

 

09:00–10:00

Opening and introduction

  • Welcoming remarks

Dr Marie-Paule Kieny (WHO), Mr Karim Boussaid (ITU), Dr Najeeb-Al-Shorbaji (WHO)

 

10:00–11:00

Session 1: A Strategic Framework for National eHealth Planning

Dr Joan Dzenowagis, Mr Hani Eskandar

Discussion

 

11:0011:30

 

Coffee break

11:3012:30

Session 2: Developing a national eHealth Strategy: learning from country experience

Experiences, challenges, lessons learned from developing a national strategy

  • Scope, content and process for eHealth strategy development

  • Lessons learned, suggestions and recommendations

Discussion

 

Presentations: Brazil (1) | Kenya (1),(2) | Philippines (1),(2)

 

12:30–13:30

Lunch

13:3015:00

Session 3: Developing a national eHealth strategy: learning from country experience (continued)

Experiences, challenges, lessons learned from developing a national strategy

  • Scope, content and process eHealth strategy development

  • Lessons learned, suggestions and recommendations

Discussion

 

Presentations: Bangladesh (1),(2)| South Africa (1)| Vietnam (1)

 

15:0015:30

Coffee break

 

15:30–17:00

Session 4: Country updates: Projects and strategies

Presentations from countries on progress, challenges, plans and priorities (e.g. standards, workforce, policies)

 

Presentations: Indonesia (1) | Moldova (1),(2) | Saudi Arabia (1)

 

17:0017:30

Conclusion of day 1

18:00

Reception, WHO Restaurant     

                26 July 2012

 

09:00–10:30

Session 5: Country updates: Projects & strategies (continued)

Presentations from countries on progress, challenges, plans and priorities (e.g. standards, workforce, policies)

 

Presentations: Egypt (1) | Guatemala (1) | Sudan (1) | Zimbabwe (1)

 

10:3011:00

 

Coffee break and group photo

11:0012:30

Session 6: Global and national responses to the changing landscape

Dr Joan Dzenowagis (WHO), Mrs Philippa Biggs (ITU)

 

Presentations: Broadband Commission (1)

 

12:3013:30

Lunch

 

13:3015:00

Session 7: Country implementation and next steps

Small group discussions followed by plenary

  • Country ownership and leadership

  • National processes and multi-sector engagement

  • Financial and non-financial support

Discussion

 

15:0015.30

Coffee break

15.3016.30

 

 

16.3017.00

Session 8: Stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities

Plenary session

 

Summary and conclusion

  • Summary of the 2-day discussions

  • Conclusions and next steps

 

 

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