Our next monthly meeting will be led by the GSMA and will be held on Thursday 30 August at 10:00 EDT. Please REGISTER here.

Digital health at scale: Key considerations for developing markets - Spotlighting the work of Mezzanine/Vodacom in Africa and Carlos Slim Foundation in Mexico

While digital health is still in its infancy, it is evident that greater use of technology solutions can help address key healthcare issues: expanding healthcare coverage (access), enhancing services (quality) and optimising resources (cost). Although there is a growing number of digital health services, many pilots are not followed by full-scale implementation due to a lack of sustainable financing, continued fragmentation and narrow focus of the solutions deployed and long time-to-market for commercial solutions.

The GSMA will present highlights from their Scaling digital health in developing markets report, as well as examples of best practice in Africa and Mexico. The GSMA, together with Mezzanine and Carlos Slim Foundation will share challenges and lessons learned around:

1) Securing stable investment for delivering digital health solutions at scale

2) Ecosystem collaboration to address current fragmentation and create a holistic digital health model

3) Industry collaboration to address current interoperability issues and drive healthcare data integration

Speakers will include:

  • Rodrigo Saucedo Martínez, Fundacion Carlos Slim
  • Jacques de Vos, Mezzanine
  • Mojca Cargo, GSMA

Please register today to attend either in person at 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036 or remotely.



Join us December 10th & 11th at Academy Hall - FHI 360’s Conference Center in the heart of Washington, DC - for the 5th Annual Global Digital Health Forum!


The theme for this year’s event — A Shared Language for Digital Health — looks to the World Health Organization’s “Classification of Digital Health Interventions” as a framework to guide our conversation.The 2018 Global Digital Health Forum will be an intimate and curated event, capped at 300 attendees, with engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will once again feature TED-style talks, panel presentations, hands-on workshops, the interactive “Appy Hour”, vendor tables and an opportunity to showcase your work on a poster.


Please note that the Forum will not take place at a hotel this year, so participants will be required to make their own lodging arrangements, and we expect to announce discounted hotel rates available to participants in the coming month.


The FHI 360 Conference Center is conveniently located at 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20009. Click here for a map of the location. The abstract submission process has now ended and we expect to make acceptance notifications in early September.


Thank you and we look forward to your participation to make this a great event! 


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