On July 23rd, the Global Digital Health Network convened virtually for the Network’s monthly webinar, hosted by FHI 360 and PATH. The discussion was focused on “How digital technologies can support self-care“.
WHO recently released guidelines on self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health, and identified July as self-care month. The guidelines noted that digital technologies offer new opportunities to expand access to essential health services, but require special considerations—including for privacy and security—and a focus on supporting equity.
July’s GDHN monthly meeting, organized by FHI 360 and Path, focused on how digital technologies can support self-care. We heard from a dynamic panel of speakers on the opportunities and challenges that digital presents.
Our panel included the following speakers and moderators:
- Trinity Zan, Associate Director for Research Utilization at FHI 360
- Dr. Patricia (Patty) Mechael, co-founder and policy lead at HealthEnabled
- Natacha Mugeni, Health Coordinator in Rwanda for Kasha
- Dr. Lis Dulli, Scientist in Health Services Research at FHI 630
- Martha Brady, Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health at PATH and member of the Self-care Trailblazers Group’s Steering Committee