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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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Plenary session [clear filter]
Monday, October 28
 

09:00 CET

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

Principal, 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 CET
Auditorium H8-01

09:15 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization Care
  • Technical Level Basic
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

10:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization Acaps
  • Technical Level Basic
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

11:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization UNHCR
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

11:45 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization CDC China
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

13:30 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

16:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

09:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

09:15 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

10:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization Frontline AIDS
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

11:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization DIAL
  • Technical Level Basic
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

11:45 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

13:30 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization BAO Systems
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

15:15 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization WHO
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

16:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization UNAIDS
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

16:30 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization Famoco
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros
 
Wednesday, October 30
 

09:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

09:15 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization Cooper Smith
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

10:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

11:00 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

13:15 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros

14:45 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization VecnaCares
  • Technical Level Intermediate
  • Moderator Busoye Anifalaje

15:30 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

16:15 CET

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 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session

17:00 CET

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