ICTs and health crisis : live conference on 15 October 2020

On 15 October 2020, the Fondation Pierre Fabre will hold its Global South eHealth Observatory annuel conference. Broadcast live, this edition will deal with the “role of Information and Communication Technologies in fighting pandemics”.

Connect on 15 October 2020 from 8:00 GMT to follow the debates and ask your questions.

The program of the day
Discover the 5 winning 2020 initiatives

8 am GMT : OPENING OF THE 2020 CONFERENCE
Mrs. Béatrice Garrette, Director General, Pierre Fabre Foundation
Mr. Pierre Kempf, Division Health and Social Protection , Agence Française de Développement
Pr. Slim Khalbous, Rector, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie

8:25 am GMT : USING TECH TO FIGHT THE EPIDEMICS IN WEST AFRICA
Mr. Samir Abdelkrim, Founder, StartupBRICS & EMERGING Valley
Mrs. Julie Lanckriet, Executive Director, StartupBRICS

8:50 am GMT : COUNTRY REPORT
Taiwan’s experience in using eHealth to fight epidemics
Dr. I-Ming Parng, Director General, Department of Information Management, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan

9:10 am GMT : PRESENTATION OF THE 2020 LAUREATES (Part1)
reach52 : Access to health care and medicines, Philippines, Cambodia, India  ; Mr. Edward Booty, Chief Executive Officer, reach52
eCentre Convivial : Information and access to reproductive health care for young Togolese people ; Mr. Rodrigue Kafui Koffi Akolly, Executive Director, eCentre Convivial, Togo

9:50 am GMT : PANEL DISCUSSION
How have digital tools integrated and shaped national epidemic control strategies in Asia and Africa over the past 20 years?
Dr. Boukary Ouedraogo, Director, Health Information Systems, Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso
Mr. Derrick Muneene, Head of Unit, Capacity Building and Collaboration in Digital Health, World Health Organization
Mr. Hani Eskandar, Senior Coordinator, Digital Services,  International Telecommunication Union

12:15 pm GMT : COUNTRY REPORT
Innovative actions of local solidarity actors in Morocco in response to the Covid-19 crisis
Mrs. Ghalia Benabdeljelil, Executive Director, Saham Foundation, Morocco

12:30 pm GMT : PRESENTATION OF THE 2020 LAUREATES (part2)
TT Tracker : Follow up of patients with Trachoma and support to surgeons in the fight against Trachoma, Guinea-Conakry, Benin, Nigeria; Mrs. Sarah Bartlett, Director, Digital Health & Innovation: Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sightsavers
Anemiapp : Assistance in the management of sickle cell disease, Democratic Republic of Congo ; Mr. Arnold Wogbo, Founder and Director, Genity Sarlu
Guinea Epilepsy Project : Diagnostic tool for epilepsy via smartphone with Artificial Intelligence, Guinea-Conakry ; Pr. Fode Abass Cissé, Neurologist, Lecturer, University Hospital of Conakry

13 pm GMT : PANEL DISCUSSION
Are health crises accelerating the digital transformation of health systems?
Pr. Léonie Claudine Lougue Sorgho, Minister of Health, Burkina Faso
Dr. Carl Kinkade, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Pr. Antoine Geissbuhler, Chief Medical Officer, Department of   e-Health and Telemedicine, Geneva Hospitals Director, Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine
Mrs. Florence Gaudry-Perkins, Founder, Digital Health Partnerships

14:35 pm GMT : AWARDS CEREMONY

14:45 pm GMT : CONFERENCE CLOSING
Mr. Hervé Berville, Member of Parliament and Economist