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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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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 business needs while minimizing risks. Philip is a skilled strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarks designed to meet key operational performance targets/goal. He has in-depth and technical analysis to projects, guiding and mentoring the team through development and implementation.  Currently, Philip is leading the implementation of public health supply chain solutions in Ghana and Ivory Coast, providing overall strategic leadership and oversight to the project, from acquisition to implementation.  Philip has had numerous speaking engagements specifically in both the supply chain arena and information and communication technology.  

He presented how information technology changes decision making in supply chain at the 37th Annual Conference and Exhibition for SAPICS 2015 in South Africa; Presented the implementation strategy of public health supply chain systems for both the 2018 Ghana Health Service Senior Managers and the 2019 Ghana Ministry of Health annual summit and recently presented Reforming Ghana’s Supply Chain: Procurement Efficiency, End-to-End Logistics Management System Design, and Distribution Optimization at the 11th Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference in Kigali Rwanda.