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Technology-enabled solutions have a major impact on the international humanitarian and development sector, with new and emerging technologies continuing to pave a new way forward. Digital ID allows organizations to collect accurate beneficiary data and track progress towards the SDGs. The integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones into supply chain systems leads to an increase in the availability and access to lifesaving health commodities and fills significant service gaps in public health supply chains. With Electronic Health Records, health providers can understand the requirements of communities, and artificial intelligence and predictive analytics can improve health outcomes. The emergence of digital tools bundled with predictive and descriptive analytics helps community health workers to identify high-risk patients for timely and quality service. 

Digital technologies are mitigating barriers associated with distance, time, infrastructure and analog data processes and can improve how health services are accessed and delivered. Community Health Workers and Frontline Health Workers can now register patients and track health services across a continuum of care and increase facility transparency, autonomy, and accountability. A digital health service can provide a complete End to End service that delivers actionable data, with the implementation of Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance systems, and end-to-end logistics information management systems, which can collect historical consumption data and utilize predictive analytics to accurately support demand planning and optimize in-country public health supply chains.

Join sessions with CDC China, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, Jhpiegpo, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Living Goods, VecanCares and learn how organizations are using new and emerging technologies. Chemonics International, Cooper Smith, Abt Associates Inc, will present the innovative tools and platforms they are developing. 


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Monday, October 28
 

08:30

Registration and Breakfast
Arrive early to get your badge, have some breakfast and mingle with other participants! Doors open at 08.00. 

Monday October 28, 2019 08:30 - 09:00
Hall H8-01

09:00

Welcome Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Adebusoye Anifalaje

Adebusoye Anifalaje

Principal/CIO, BAO Systems
Adebusoye is a seasoned informatics professional specialising in resource-constrained contexts. Busoye has worked in leading the deployment of DHIS2 (an open source software) for various ministries of health and iNGOs in Africa, Asia, North America & Europe. He holds two Masters degrees... Read More →
avatar for Steven Uggowitzer

Steven Uggowitzer

Principle, eSHIFT
Connected Diagnostics, Digital Health Systems, Security, Infrastucture, Enterprise Architecture, DHIS2 Authentication, Systems Monitoring, Mobile Device Management (MDM), mHealth


Monday October 28, 2019 09:00 - 09:15
Auditorium H8-01

09:15

Keynote Address: Using Data and the SDGs to Improve Impact
CARE believes that using data to improve our own programs and influence others – governments, companies, donors, and peers – is the best way to contribute to impact at a scale that will make a lasting difference for the lives of poor people around the world. Deployed correctly, data will help us move from changing the world one woman, community or project at a time to changing systems and policies that keep people trapped in poverty. Aligning our dataset to the SDGs is a critical component in this measurement system, and increases our ability to tell a coherent story of impact. The SDG indicators allow us to move beyond the reach numbers typical for a large INGO and push us to think about the changes in people’s lives.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Goulden

Jay Goulden

Head of Knowledge Management and Learning, CARE International
Jay Goulden is a consultant on program strategy and innovation, based in the UK, and works part-time as Head of Knowledge Management & Learning for the CARE International Secretariat’s Programs team, since 2017. He is responsible for coordinating the collection, aggregation and... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 09:15 - 10:00
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization Care
  • Technical Level Basic
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

10:00

A Black Swan in a Black Box
This session will explore the relationship between evidence and decision-making in highly dynamic situations with limited information. The point of departure will be the work of ACAPS providing analysis for decision-making in a humanitarian crisis. 

Speakers
avatar for Lars Peter Nissen

Lars Peter Nissen

Director, Acaps
Lars Peter Nissen has been Director of ACAPS since 2009. Experienced in response to both sudden-onset disasters and more protracted crises, he has for the past 20 years worked in numerous crisis across the world, including Myanmar, Pakistan, El Salvador, Turkey, Uganda, Angola, Mozambique... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization Acaps
  • Technical Level Basic
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

10:45

Coffee Break - Networking
Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:00
Hall H8-01

11:00

Challenges and Opportunities of the use of Big Data in Humanitarian Settings
The session will address the potential of the use of big data in humanitarian settings, with a focus on forced displacement but also the lessons learned and challenges for its collection, processing, and interpretability.

Speakers
avatar for Rebeca Moreno Jiménez

Rebeca Moreno Jiménez

Innovation Officer - Data Scientist, UNHCR
Founder of "Oportunidades para Internacionalistas". Oportunidades started as a Facebook group derived from the 2009 crisis in order to help Latin American youth find professional and educational opportunities. Today is a regional network with more than 34,600 members. Also, Co-Founder... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 11:00 - 11:45
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization UNHCR
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

11:45

Towards an Integrated and Innovative Health Management Information System for Improved Decision Making for Maternal and Child Survival and Development in China
In China, the well-established Maternal and Child Health (MCH) management and information system (MCH-MIS), has played a crucial role in evidence-informed interventions and policies. Yet, the system has long been confronted with lack of inter-connectivity between 23 vertical sub-systems, technological incompatibility of provincial MCH-MIS, lack of inter-provincial information exchange mechanisms, under-developed MCH-MIS in poor areas, etc. To overcome the challenges, and push for the achievement of the SDG Agenda, National Health Commission and UNICEF are collaborating to harness digital technologies to transform the national MCH-MIS, to forge a harmonized, comprehensive and integrated platform with improved data quality, for improved decision making for health programs and policies.


Speakers
avatar for Jiang li Di

Jiang li Di

National center for women and children’s Health, China CDC
Jiangli Di, Ph.D., MD, MPH, Deputy Director and researcher of Women and Children's Health Monitoring Department of National Center for Women and Children’s Health, China CDC. She majors in women's health, gynecology, and obstetrics. She has engaged in the research and project management... Read More →
avatar for Liping Zhou

Liping Zhou

National center for women and children’s Health, China CDC
Mr. Liping Zhou, senior engineer, deputy Information Management Department of National Center for Women and Children’s Health (NCWCH), China CDC. He has engaged in network systems, information security management, information overall design planning, and construction implementation... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 11:45 - 12:30
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization CDC China
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

12:30

Lunch - Networking
Monday October 28, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Campus Biotech Cafeteria
  • Technical Level Intermediate

13:30

Large-scale Digitized IMCI in Subsaharan Africa: how AI can Help Decrease Child Mortality & Morbidity, and Predict Epidemic Outbreaks
This session highlights the importance of digitalization in health and is a unique experiment in Africa through its large-scale deployment that has improved children's health, reduced mortality, and morbidity. Taking advantage of the collection of this mass of data, we show how artificial intelligence can help us make our data talk intelligently, aggregate it with other open-source data to better predict and change the behavior of health workers, and better predict epidemics to plan resources accordingly.

Speakers
avatar for Wessel Valkenburg

Wessel Valkenburg

Terre des hommes foundation


Monday October 28, 2019 13:30 - 14:15
Auditorium H8-01

14:15

Breakout 1: Leveraging Geospatial Data to Support Public Health Interventions
Geospatial data are becoming more available in low- and middle-income countries. And, thanks to advanced methodologies, population data are also more available and accurate. In parallel, information about health facilities (e.g. geolocation, available services, type, contact) are collected by a wide range of partners. These data can be highly valuable to improve coverage estimates, detect gaps in service availability and population accessibility to basic health care. However, they remain critically underused in many countries. In this session, we will discuss the opportunities that geospatial data present for decision making and the challenges that we faced in making them available.

Speakers
avatar for Martin De Wulf

Martin De Wulf

Project Lead, Bluesquare
I'm presenting about the use of geospatial data in software tools to support public health policies. I am a PhD in computer science bringing my experience from building products in startups and data visualization tools to the field of public health software.


Monday October 28, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
H8-01-E
  • Organization Bluesquare
  • Technical Level Intermediate

14:15

Breakout 2: Removing Barriers to Effective Data Use with the Zenysis Rapid Data Interoperability Platform
Zenysis Technologies is a big data and artificial intelligence software company dedicated to accelerating global development goals and improving lives everywhere. The Zenysis software takes advantage of powerful open source technologies, machine learning, fuzzy logic, and artificial intelligence to rapidly integrate, clean, standardize and store data from multiple fragmented data sources across sectors, making these data available for analysis within a single interface. The Zenysis platform gives decision-makers a global view of their data for the first time, storing data in a warehouse capable of managing petabytes of data and trillions of events where they are queryable at sub-second speed through intuitive, flexible interfaces and dashboards. Zenysis has already implemented its platform in seven countries across Africa and South Asia where the platform has been tested and validated as an effective tool for improved decision-making.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Risk Martins

Gabriel Risk Martins

Chief of Staff, Zenysis Technologies
Gabriel Risk Martins is the Chief of Staff at Zenysis Technologies. In his first two years at Zenysis, Gabriel successfully led the company’s first humanitarian response team to Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique and directly supported the CEO in different missions globally.As... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
H8-01-D

14:15

Breakout 3: Leveraging Routine Data for Logistics Decision Making
Many stakeholders are exploring how the supply chain data in a routine (DHIS2) instance can play a key role in supporting supply chain management for a program. Since the data already exists, leveraging it can be a simple matter of integration and analysis to provide real insights. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bluesquare has collaborated with SANRU to develop a system to improve supply chain management and automated reporting. We will share some of the insights gained from this project and how we see the future role of this data in holistic decision making on supply chain management.

Speakers
avatar for Romain Olekhnovitch

Romain Olekhnovitch

Bluesquare
Romain Olekhnovitch, PhD, has a background in engineering and statistics and six years of experience in data science applied to health. Before joining Bluesquare, Romain worked for the largest health data platform in France, where he was responsible for the development of an integrated... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization Bluesquare
  • Technical Level Intermediate

14:15

Breakout 4: TransIT - Low-cost Transport Management System for International Development and Relief
To address long-standing gaps in last-mile delivery management within remote or developing areas, Chemonics International developed the Transportation Information Tool (TransIT), a cloud-based, non-subscription SaaS system that aggregates end-to-end data — from distribution planning through delivery to the recipient — to track performance, location, and costs as commodities move through the in-country distribution network. The system collects electronic proof of delivery (e-POD) through a mobile application for drivers and feeds detailed transportation to a single dashboard for centralized management. TransIT and ePOD can be used across donors, countries, and projects with minimal infrastructure, setup, and maintenance costs.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Dubin

Scott Dubin

Chemonics International Inc.
Scott Dubin is a social entrepreneur and innovator with more than 15 years of experience in the field of relief and development. He has built a career providing critical logistical and operational management to humanitarian and development projects in a host of complex and insecure... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
H8-01-C

15:00

Coffee break - Networking
Monday October 28, 2019 15:00 - 15:15
Hall H8-01

15:15

Breakout 5: Added Value of Partnerships in Leveraging Innovative Digital Technology to Improve Tanzania’s Public Health Outcomes
The mHealth Tanzania Partnership works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender Elderly, and Children MOHCDGEC, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous Tanzanian and international NGOs and public and private partners. This includes Tanzanian mobile network operators (MNOs), HIV implementing partners, development partners and technical partners. The partnership is one of Cardno International Development’s flagship projects using emerging technologies in its business and Cardno plans to continue to leverage opportunities from this case to grow its business globally that provides customized solutions. Since 2015 Cardno has partnered with Rasello, a digital technology partner, under the partnership to offer a digital platform to develop flexible and scalable solutions to meet the Government of Tanzania’s evolving public health needs. Rasello's platform enables partners to collaborate their efforts, mobile content, and resources to improve health care through different mHealth applications that are interoperable and are linked to digital tools such as machine learning. The platform also is equipped to integrate with existing health information systems (CTC3 & ETLS) and gives health service providers data analytics they need to require to improve service and care. Rasello coordinates with MNOs to ensure the connection with end-users and provides access to health development partners to help them target and retain end-users on the services longer.   The digital platform’s mHealth applications give all users, including the Government of Tanzania and USG donor agencies, real-time reporting and analytics on the programs’ progress, helping to quantify results and impact. Having this data ensures future investments into public programming can be more effective. In addition to technical input, Rasello ensures harmonization of the mHealth applications enabling different initiatives leveraging on each other by redirecting user traffic. Lastly, this single platform allows multiple health partners to reduce costs as they leverage on existing infrastructure and applications that provides an opportunity for easy scalability of programs. The platform’s technology is ensuring the Government of Tanzania can reach UN SDGs #3 and #17 with its maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV and TB-focused SMS services. Results and Impact  
• Using emerging digital and mobile health technology in Tanzania has united private and public sector partners for more effective resource leveraging to address major public health challenges
• Securing MNO support on zero-rating (making SMS content free of charge) both SMS messages and USSD sessions;
• Securing government endorsement of interoperable mHealth platform; and
• Rolling out multiple mHealth services at the national level.

Lessons Learned:
1. mHealth stakeholder’s Partnerships and MOHCDGEC involvement is essential in the development and implementation of mHealth services
2. Designing mobile solutions with human-centered design to increases service uptake among targeted clients 3. Integration with national health information systems adds sustainability of interventions


Speakers
avatar for Raj Prasad

Raj Prasad

Cardno
Raj Prasad, Cardno VP, Director of Digital Innovation is leveraging his 20+ years of experience to develop strategies that make Digital part of Cardno’s DNA in order to develop high quality and innovative solutions expected from its clients globally. He’s a firm believer that... Read More →
avatar for Joan Mneney

Joan Mneney

Head of Projects, Rasello
At Rasello, Joan has a passion for digital innovation with a focus on health in developing countries. She has managed over ten regional and national digital health projects executed in rural and urban areas in Tanzania since 2015.Rasello’s clients in Tanzania are comprised of both... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:00
H8-01-E
  • Organization Rasello
  • Technical Level Intermediate

15:15

Breakout 6: Advancing Analytics through Systems Interoperability
Information systems interoperability is becoming increasingly necessary as organizations look to improve their analytics. Pulling data from multiple, previously siloed systems enables decision-makers to understand why something happened rather than simply describing what happened. During this session, we will explore interoperability, propose approaches for achieving interoperability, and describe some of our own solutions that will help users more easily co-analyze disparate datasets.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Garman

Sam Garman

Analytics Technical Lead, BAO Systems
Sam specializes in data science and analytics covering the full data science life cycle from business understanding to modeling/visualizing to deployment and acceptance. He has over 15 years of experience spanning information systems analysis and development, applied economic research... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Lew

Katherine Lew

Product liaison, BAO Systems
Ms. Lew brings over 15 years of public health experience with an emphasis in health information systems, data management, and data analytics, visualization and use. Before joining BAO Systems, she supported NGO country programs and headquarters with customization and implementation... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:00
H8-01-D
  • Organization BAO Systems
  • Technical Level Intermediate

15:15

Breakout 7: Health Information System Implementation in Unstable and Humanitarian Emergency Projects in MSF: Review of Use and Limitations
MSF France adopted DHIS2 as our medical-operational reporting platform in 2016. Currently, our Health Information System (HIS) is scaled up to over 65 projects in more than 20 countries. The organizations aim is to have all routine health intervention information be accessible and usable for decision-making and monitoring; this is even more important in unstable and emergency responses. We will go through the steps we took to implementing our HIS in 20 emergency projects, including conflict, displacement, epidemic, and nutritional crisis interventions. We describe the feasibility of implementing HIS rapidly and at emergency onset as well as the challenges and limitation faced. We will conclude with the ways forward that MSF starts implementing to facilitate HIS use in emergency responses.

Speakers
avatar for Evgenia Zelikova

Evgenia Zelikova

Team Leader HMIS Team, Médecins sans Frontières
Ms. Zelikova has worked at MSF France in the HMIS team since 2017, first as deployment and field support coordinator and currently as a team leader. Her scope of work includes design and follow-up of HIS implementations in all MSF OCP projects; review of metadata, activity and quality... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:00
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization MSF France
  • Technical Level Intermediate

15:15

Breakout 8: Use of a Server Log as a Tool to Assess ICT maintenance of DHIS2 to Understand and Address Factors Affecting Server Up-time for Improved Data Reporting in Nigeria.
Utilization of open source tools to monitor availability of the DHIS2 system in order to understand technical issues related to down time that prevents users from accessing and entering data in a timely manner. The monitoring and analysis of the system log provide a clear explanation of technical issues in order to minimize the time when users are not able to access the system hence improving the health impact of the system while promoting use. 

Speakers
avatar for Tonny Bogere

Tonny Bogere

CDC
Tonny Bogere is a public health informatician who worked with the U.S Centers for Disease Control and prevention in Uganda since August 2008. He received his Masters degree in Health Informatics from the University of Sheffield United Kingdom in 2012. Tonny has proven experience in... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:00
H8-01-C
  • Organization CDC
  • Technical Level Intermediate

16:00

Re-imagining the Provision of Optimal Tuberculosis Care using Digital Adherence Technologies
This session will be an introduction to the global challenge of tuberculosis (TB) treatment adherence and how new tools called digital adherence technologies (DAT) can improve patient-centered treatment and overall health outcomes. 
The session will give an overview of the technologies currently available, examples of how countries in various settings are customizing and utilizing these tools, connections to implementation toolkit resources, and a look to the future of digital adherence technology integrations. 

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Powers

Rachel Powers

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Rachel thrives in the intersection of information technology and global health, working as a digital health consultant at the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation to drive the design and deployment of disease-fighting interventions in various LMICs. Currently her interests focus on the use... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Auditorium H8-01

17:00

Networking Reception
Monday October 28, 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Hall H8-01
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

08:30

Registration and Breakfast
Tuesday October 29, 2019 08:30 - 09:00
Hall H8-01

09:00

Day 2 - Welcome & Quiz
Join us for the Day 2 Introduction! We´ll talk about key takeaways from Day 1 and do a fun quiz! (We have fabulous prizes!) 

Speakers
avatar for Adebusoye Anifalaje

Adebusoye Anifalaje

Principal/CIO, BAO Systems
Adebusoye is a seasoned informatics professional specialising in resource-constrained contexts. Busoye has worked in leading the deployment of DHIS2 (an open source software) for various ministries of health and iNGOs in Africa, Asia, North America & Europe. He holds two Masters degrees... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 09:00 - 09:15
Auditorium H8-01
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

09:15

DHIS2 Overview
In this session, DHIS2 Teach Lead and Lead Architect Lars Helge Overland will talk about the history and evolution of DHIS2 from a student project to a globally adopted health management system. You´ll learn about the DHIS2 software, its capabilities, and current use-cases. 



Speakers

Tuesday October 29, 2019 09:15 - 10:00
Auditorium H8-01

10:00

Rights! Evidence! Action! How Frontline AIDS is using DHIS2 to track its contribution to SDG3 to ensure no one gets left behind.
Every day, millions are denied access to HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Frontline AIDS aims to end AIDS for everyone everywhere. Our data needs are diverse; both the types of data we collect and the range of partners collecting the data. Since 2017 we have been developing DHIS2 and we’ll present the diverse ways we are using it; from adolescents tracking services they provide to their peers, to advocacy logs completed by activists, to documenting and responding to human rights violations. We’ll share our challenges and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Downie

Anna Downie

Lead for Strategic Information, Frontline AIDS
Anna Downie is the Lead for Strategic Information at Frontline AIDS. In addition to having oversight of monitoring and evaluation for the organization, most recently she led the process of selecting and developing DHIS2 for the organization so has experience of the stress, trials... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization Frontline AIDS
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

10:45

Coffee break - Networking
Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:45 - 11:00
Hall H8-01

11:00

Sustaining Open Source Digital Public Goods
DIAL's Open Source Center supports digital public goods in the humanitarian and development sector.  One of the key areas of support is in long term sustainability of the projects.  This includes business models, revenue streams, and community.  A number of learnings have emerged from this work, the most important being momentum for the creation of a foundation to act as an organizational home for these open-source public goods.  Will share our progress and how organizations and projects can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Heath Arensen

Heath Arensen

Director of Business Sustainability for Open Source Software, Digital Impact Alliance at the UN Foundation
Heath is the Director of Business Sustainability for Open Source Software at the UN Foundation’s Digital Impact Alliance. The international development and humanitarian community have long embraced Open Source in developing digital solutions for global challenges. The Digital Impact... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:00 - 11:45
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization DIAL
  • Technical Level Basic
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

11:45

Utilizing Remote Sensors to Monitor Temperature and Humidity for Ambient Health Products in the Supply Chain
Remote sensors with internet of things technology are being leveraged to monitor the conditions faced by health commodities as they travel from international manufacturers to reach patients at the service delivery point. Three donor organizations have contributed to this work enabling data collection through remote sensors across international shipments and in six country distribution networks. Sensors produce a significant amount of data for aggregation and analysis, which stakeholders can then use to inform mitigation, product storage, and distribution best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Dubin

Scott Dubin

Chemonics International Inc.
Scott Dubin is a social entrepreneur and innovator with more than 15 years of experience in the field of relief and development. He has built a career providing critical logistical and operational management to humanitarian and development projects in a host of complex and insecure... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:30
Auditorium H8-01

12:30

Lunch - Networking
Tuesday October 29, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Hall H8-01

13:30

Applying Machine Learning to PEPFAR Data to Enhance Programmatic Insights - PoC
Machine learning can have a profound impact on advancing analytics to achieve greater impact with limited resources. Using our lessons learned supporting PEPFAR, we will dive into greater detail on how organizations can advance their analytics, gain program efficiencies, and achieve results faster. 

Speakers
avatar for Sam Garman

Sam Garman

Analytics Technical Lead, BAO Systems
Sam specializes in data science and analytics covering the full data science life cycle from business understanding to modeling/visualizing to deployment and acceptance. He has over 15 years of experience spanning information systems analysis and development, applied economic research... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Lew

Katherine Lew

Product liaison, BAO Systems
Ms. Lew brings over 15 years of public health experience with an emphasis in health information systems, data management, and data analytics, visualization and use. Before joining BAO Systems, she supported NGO country programs and headquarters with customization and implementation... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:15
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization BAO Systems
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

14:15

Breakout 10: Managing health networks at scale to improve the quality of health service delivery: PSI’s experience with the Health Network Quality Improvement System (HNQIS)
The presentation aims to share lessons learned on the use of HNQIS data to inform programmatic decision-making and better manage health care networks at scale. 

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Lussiana

Cristina Lussiana

Senior Program Manager, Population Services International
Cristina joined the GBS team in August 2018 and since then has been supporting production and use of data mostly out of DHIS2 for managing performance of public health programs. She has been leading the implementation of PSI’s HNQIS app in 20+ countries and contributed to strengthen... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
Auditorium H8-01

14:15

Breakout 11: Mobile Device Management in DHIS2
Partners struggle with managing their devices as field operators download Candy Crush, Facebook, YouTube videos, etc., consuming battery life and monthly data plans. eSHIFT Partner Network is addressing this issue by launching a Mobile Device Management (MDM) service for Android digital health projects. The service allows for the administration of mobile devices, giving project managers TOTAL control of all deployed devices, allowing for COMPLETE device security, remote management, application control, and reporting. eSHIFT has developed an MDM integration product for DHIS2, allowing administrators access to critical device information to maximize uptime for healthcare providers. This information can include anything from current battery strength to last login to last data sync

Speakers
avatar for Eva Muhanguzi

Eva Muhanguzi

Inclus Consulting
For the past 8 years Eva has been developing innovative approached to adapt technology in health to the needs of government and international institutions. I have worked both developed and developing countries on various SI projects. Currently work for Inclus consulting and University... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
H8-01-D
  • Technical Level Intermediate

14:15

Breakout 9: Improving Visibility of Health Commodities at Public Health Facilities in Lagos State, Nigeria
Exousia Lagos deployed a pilot proof of concept project to improve supply chain visibility for public health program commodities in Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos State using a Mobile Inventory Reporting Application (MIRA) based on CommCare app by Dimagi (an Android-based open-source application) to collect data on health commodities utilized in the HIV/AIDS, TB, Family Planning and other common disease programs. The application was developed, Users trained and deployed to capture data for two months, May – July 2019. A dramatic improvement (100%) invisibility of last-mile commodity data is reported with 316 daily and 121 monthly stock reports and an average reporting rate of 87.36% (30/34 health facilities). It took health workers an average of 7 minutes to complete daily reports and accounted for 60% savings in real cost.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Adedapo

Margaret Adedapo

Lagos State Ministry of Health, Lagos, Nigeria
Margaret Oluwayemisi Adedapo, a Pharmacist, Public Health and Supply Chain Specialist and a fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists is the Coordinator, Logistics Management Coordinating Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Health. A team builder, she leads the... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
H8-01-E

15:00

Coffee break - Networking
Tuesday October 29, 2019 15:00 - 15:15
Hall H8-01
  • Technical Level Intermediate

15:15

Data standards and innovations to improve the availability, quality, analysis and use of malaria data at country and global levels
This session will present the standards data tools developed by WHO to support countries strengthen national malaria surveillance systems and the lessons learnt so far during the provisions of support to countries for their implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Technical Officer, World Health Organization
Ryan Williams currently works as a data manager for the Global Malaria Program. For the last couple of years, Ryan has been leading the way in developing standardized DHIS2- based tools and supporting countries improving their national malaria surveillance systems. Ryan is a key contributor... Read More →
avatar for Lucia Fernandez Montoya

Lucia Fernandez Montoya

WHO
Lucia Fernandez Montoya currently works as a data manager for the Global Malaria Program. Lucia has developed the DHIS2-based entomology and vector control tools to support countries strengthening their entomological surveillance system and vector control intervention monitoring... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 15:15 - 16:00
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization WHO
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

16:00

UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange
While new solutions for health are emerging in different parts of the world, these do not always get adopted on scale to deliver impact. There is a disconnect between innovators and implementers that needs to be bridged. The Health Innovation Exchange is a new platform that identifies challenges faced by countries and connects them with innovations that have a high potential for impact on health outcomes. It also links with investors to scale up the efforts and develop sustainable solutions. The Health Innovation Exchange builds upon and shares the expertise of countries, global health actors, innovators, communities and the private sector. It is founded on a shared commitment to leave no one behind in our journey to achieve the SDGs.
This session introduces the Health Innovation Exchange platform and the opportunities for engagement it offers.

Speakers
avatar for Elina Viitaniemi

Elina Viitaniemi

Innovation Adviser, UNAIDS
Elina Viitaniemi works with UNAIDS in Geneva as an Innovation Advisor. She leads the work on the Health Innovation Exchange platform, which connects countries, innovations, and investments to create improved health outcomes through innovative solutions. Elina has been with UNAIDS... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:00 - 16:30
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization UNAIDS
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

16:30

When Real-time Data is Fighting Hunger and Malnutrition sing non-intrusive Technology
The introduction of smartcards to replace paper booklets, where digital medical records can enable various stakeholders to make informed decisions with real-time data.

Speakers
avatar for Lionel Baraban

Lionel Baraban

CEO, Famoco
Lionel Baraban is a serial entrepreneur and started the adventure in France where he launched several successful startups. He then went on to manage a technology incubator in Israel from 1995 to 1998. In 1998, Lionel founded Entopia, a company specialized in semantic analysis and... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:30 - 17:00
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization Famoco
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

17:30

Mini Summit
Join us for an informal Mini-Summit! We´ll head over to Mr. Pickwick Pub for some drinks, food, and socializing! Mr. Pickwick Pub is only a 10-minute walk away from Campus Biotech so you can go directly after the summit or come by later. This event is optional and participants can purchase food and beverage at their own expense. We hope to see you there! 

Tuesday October 29, 2019 17:30 - 21:00
Mr. Pickwick Pub Rue de Lausanne 80 1202 Genève
 
Wednesday, October 30
 

08:30

Registration and Breakfast
Wednesday October 30, 2019 08:30 - 09:00
Hall H8-01
  • Technical Level Intermediate

09:00

Day 3 - Welcome
Welcome & get situated

Speakers
avatar for Adebusoye Anifalaje

Adebusoye Anifalaje

Principal/CIO, BAO Systems
Adebusoye is a seasoned informatics professional specialising in resource-constrained contexts. Busoye has worked in leading the deployment of DHIS2 (an open source software) for various ministries of health and iNGOs in Africa, Asia, North America & Europe. He holds two Masters degrees... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 09:00 - 09:15
Auditorium H8-01
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

09:15

Optimizing the Use of Data for Decision Making in Low Resource Contexts
Based on our most recent work promoting data use in resource-constrained contexts, this presentation will reflect on some of the persistent challenges and lessons learned, while highlighting key interventions that can be adapted or scaled similar contexts. Additionally, we will share research insights to help shape the future of data use within the broader global health community.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Fletcher

Andrea Fletcher

Lead Data Strategist, Cooper/Smith
Andrea is the Lead Data Strategist at Cooper/Smith where she advises governments and partners on technology for frontline workers. In her role she guides decision-makers to determine what the right solution is for them and conducts operational research on data use, data governance... Read More →
avatar for Hillary McCall

Hillary McCall

Director of Strategy and Growth, Cooper/Smith
Hillary Mccall is the Director of Strategy and Growth for Cooper/Smith. She has spent the last 6 years working in the international development sector, specifically focusing on data and technology initiatives. She has designed and implemented projects in more than 30 countries throughout... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 09:15 - 10:00
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization Cooper Smith
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

10:00

Introduction to UAVs and their Potential Integration into Developing Countries’ Health Supply Chains
In ongoing efforts to increase availability and access to lifesaving health commodities to those in need and fill significant service gaps in public health supply chains, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones can be deployed strategically for advantageous integration into existing supply chain systems. This session will outline how UAVs can be integrated into public health supply chains to improve health outcomes, while building the capacity of local stakeholders and partners in sustainably managing the technology. The presenter will also share the exploration of the benefits, costs and operational considerations on the use of drones for public health delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Dubin

Scott Dubin

Chemonics International Inc.
Scott Dubin is a social entrepreneur and innovator with more than 15 years of experience in the field of relief and development. He has built a career providing critical logistical and operational management to humanitarian and development projects in a host of complex and insecure... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Greve

Ashley Greve

Warehousing and Distribution Analyst, USAID GHSC-PSM
Ashley Greve currently works as the Warehousing and Distribution Analyst on the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project. Previously, Ms. Greve worked for three years on the GHSC-PSM Country Programs team as a project management specialist... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 10:00 - 10:45
Auditorium H8-01

10:45

Coffee break - Networking
Wednesday October 30, 2019 10:45 - 11:00
Hall H8-01
  • Technical Level Intermediate

11:00

Applying the Principles of Digital Development: Examining the Importance of Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration through the iDeliver Case Study
While we regularly discuss the importance of the principles of digital development, it can be challenging to put these into action on multi-year and cross-disciplinary projects. This case study highlights lessons learned around the agile software development and collaboration process, particularly while working in low-resource settings.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Rocheleau

Mary Rocheleau

Director of Product and Solution Design, VecnaCares Charitable Trust
Mary Rocheleau is the Director of Product and Solution Design at Vecna Cares where she manages the engineering team, software roadmap, and global portfolio of technology projects. Prior to joining VecnaCares she worked on several US-based EMR systems including the Veterans Health... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 11:00 - 11:45
Auditorium H8-01

12:30

Lunch - Networking
Wednesday October 30, 2019 12:30 - 13:15
Campus Biotech Cafeteria

13:15

Transforming millions of children’s and mothers’ lives in China through Healthy Family App
In China, digital technologies have tremendous potential to further transform the health system and, by mitigating barriers associated with distance, time and analog data processes can improve how health services are accessed and delivered. National Health Commission and UNICEF have partnered to develop a national mHealth app – the Healthy Family App – which is a platform designed to enhance health literacy and expand access to health services for mothers, caregivers, and health workers and managers to catalyze progress towards high quality universal basic health care in China.

Speakers
avatar for Jiang li Di

Jiang li Di

National center for women and children’s Health, China CDC
Jiangli Di, Ph.D., MD, MPH, Deputy Director and researcher of Women and Children's Health Monitoring Department of National Center for Women and Children’s Health, China CDC. She majors in women's health, gynecology, and obstetrics. She has engaged in the research and project management... Read More →
avatar for Xiaoping Pan

Xiaoping Pan

National center for women and children’s Health, China CDC
Xiaoping Pan, Ph.D. for Medicine, Director and Researcher of Information Management Department of National Center for Women and Children’s Health, China CDC. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Maternal and Child Health Information Professional Committee of the Chinese Society... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 13:15 - 14:00
Auditorium H8-01
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

14:00

Breakout 12: WISCENTD: Integrating Data to Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
In this session, we will present WISCENTD, a result of collaborative work between the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). WISCENTD is a platform that facilitates (and largely automates) the integration data and makes the preparation of data for the complex analysis transparent to the end-users. The session will include a high level overview of the entire project as well as more technical details of our platform. We will exemplify the use of WISCENTD over the current global health use case, i.e., the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) at WHO.


Speakers
avatar for Petar Jovanovic

Petar Jovanovic

Research and Teaching assistant, WHO


Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:00 - 14:30
Auditorium H8-01
  • Technical Level Basic

14:00

Breakout 13: Haiti’s Health Information System: Using Data to Change Health Outcomes
Data Analytics and Informatics

Speakers
avatar for Atwood Raphael

Atwood Raphael

Chief Of Party, DAI
Atwood, a Fulbright alumnus, has nineteen years of successful experience in public health. He had been involved in all aspects of management related to health system strengthening. He contributed substantially to the management, design/implementation, and expansion of health management... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:00 - 14:30
H8-01-D
  • Technical Level Basic

14:00

Breakout 14: Leveraging OpenSRP to Improve Community Health Care Service Delivery, Strengthen Accountability, Aid in Decision-making, and Generate Real Time Data for M&E on RMNCH and Malaria in Lake and Western Zone in 2019-2020
In 2017 Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate through the USAID Boresha Afya project in Tanzania’s Lake and Western Zone partnered with  MOHCDGEC. Jhpiego implemented OpenSRP in line with the government of Tanzania choice as the digital health platform for CHWs. OpenSRP is an open-source mobile health platform developed for frontline health workers which encompass CHWs and FHWs that allows them to register their clients and track their health services across the continuum of care. The mobile application implemented and completed in Lake and Western Zone in 2019 has been used to address RMNCH and Malaria challenges including strengthening referral system from the community to facilitate and inter-facilities and closing the gap between health facilities, community health workers and clients.

Speakers
avatar for Bakari Bakari

Bakari Bakari

Senior Health informatics Advisor, Jhpiego
Bakari Bakari is a Senior Health informatics Advisor with Jhpiego, Dar es Salaam- Tanzania since 2018. Bakari has over 15 years’ experience in the design development, implementation, and management of ICT solutions in the public and private sectors. From January 2015 -May 2018... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:00 - 14:30
H8-01-C
  • Organization Jhpiego
  • Technical Level Basic

14:00

Breakout 15: Interoperable Cross-Sectoral Public Finance Management and Health Information Systems Contribute to Health Sector Service Delivery Improvement in Tanzania
This session covers how information systems extended to facility-level have contributed to increasing facility transparency, autonomy, and accountability. The session also covers interoperability of different systems through a data mediator to improve data exchange across systems and data analysis for evidence-based decision-making

Speakers
avatar for Revocatus Mtesigwa

Revocatus Mtesigwa

Abt Associates Inc
Current Work: Revocatus Mtesigwa is currently working on a project called Public Sector System Strengthening (PS3) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which supports the Government of Tanzania (GOT) in strengthening the public-sector... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:00 - 14:30
H8-01-E

14:30

Coffee break - Networking
Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:30 - 14:45
Hall H8-01
  • Technical Level Intermediate

14:45

ICT Feasibility: Understanding Key Factors
This session will use a series of lessons learned to identify key potential barriers for a successful digital project deployment. The session will outline potential solutions and highlight useful areas to be considered before deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Amendola

Paul Amendola

Executive Director, VecnaCares Charitable Trust
Paul Amendola, MPH is the Executive Director of VecnaCares Charitable Trust. A leader in the ICT4D field and community, Paul brings over 12 years of health information systems building, health systems strengthening, technology deployments, informatics expertise, and humanitarian response... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:45 - 15:30
Auditorium H8-01
  • Organization VecnaCares
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

15:30

Interoperability and Connectivity for AMR Surveillance - Theory and Practice
In this session, we will review the important concepts that make up a digital health service and see how these concepts combine to provide a complete End to End service (technology platforms, people and processes) that delivers actionable data.  The session will go on to review how these concepts have driven the real-world implementation of AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) Surveillance systems in Zambia and Senegal.  

Speakers
avatar for Mauro Tobin

Mauro Tobin

Foundation for New Innovative Diagnostics
Mobilization of health data is at the heart of meeting the challenges faced by global health. Mo is a technologist that is now focussing his experience, (gathered across a diverse range of industries including eCommerce and mobile) to meet these challenges by unlocking the potential... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 15:30 - 16:15
Auditorium H8-01

16:15

Changing the paradigm of decision making in the public health supply chain through information technology
Health information systems are playing a critical role in ensuring improved health outcomes, and yet in most developing countries the systems and information technologies supporting them are poorly designed with limited capabilities that are not scalable or sustainable. Countries continue to face significant challenges ranging from weak and fragmented data collection systems to the inability to provide accurate data for analysis and dissemination. This presentation will focus on Ghana and lessons learned from other African countries to explore the significance of end-to-end logistics information management systems, which can collect historical consumption data and utilize predictive analytics to accurately support demand planning and optimize in-country public health supply chains. The presentation will demonstrate how the developing world can build, harness and apply science, technology, and innovation to achieve Universal Health Coverage.  

Speakers
avatar for Philip Lule

Philip Lule

Chemonics International
Philip Lule has significant experience in designing and implementing health information systems in sub Saharan Africa. He is a senior-level IT professional with government experience and proven track record of applying appropriate practical technology/mix of technologies that meet... Read More →


Wednesday October 30, 2019 16:15 - 17:00
Auditorium H8-01

17:00

Closing Remarks
Wednesday October 30, 2019 17:00 - 17:15
Auditorium H8-01
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje