The Global South eHealth Observatory announces its 2020 call for applications


The Observatory, the leading information and networking platform for eHealth entities in and for low- and middle-income countries, announces its 4th call for applications to identify and support high-potential initiatives in the Global South.

The call for project proposals, accepting submissions through 15 January 2020, is open to pilot or operational projects using information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve access to quality healthcare and medicines in the Global South. Project sponsors may submit their initiatives by completing the online form. The projects selected will be listed in the Global South eHealth Observatory:

The eHealth Observatory expert committee will then select the most relevant initiatives, which will become Observatory award winners. These awards will be presented at the Observatory annual conference to be held in early July at the headquarters of Fondation Pierre Fabre. Since 2016, 29 award winning projects have received a full year of financial and technical support.

Find out more about last year’s 5 award-winning initiatives

The Global South eHealth Observatory expert committee 

With 7 permanent members and one award member appointed for the year, the expert committee monitors and reviews the missions of the eHealth  Observatory, and is actively involved in selecting the award winners announced at the annual conference.

Gilles Babinet, serial entrepreneur and the French government’s Digital Champion at the European Commission.
Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, Associate Professor in Medical Informatics, Director of the Centre d’Expertise et de Recherche en Télémédecine et E-Santé (CERTES) and General Coordinator of the Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine (RAFT).
Mehdi Benchoufi, physician and head of clinic at the Hôtel Dieu (Paris), expert in digital technologies and founder of the Club JADE think tank.
Jean-Luc Clément, a university professor who is now Research Advisor at the Delegation for European and International Relations and Cooperation (DREIC)
at the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research.
Demba Diallo founding partner of consultancy firm Innhotep, which uses innovative solutions to accelerate company growth.
Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, an expert in health and telehealth information technologies, and a member of the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN)
governing committee
Catherine de Rohan Chabot, a pharmacist by training, and now a health sector communication specialist.
One award winner appointed annually.

The Observatory annual calendar :