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 eHEALTH LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST on eHealth with insights from Gilles Babinet, the French government’s Digital Champion at the European Commission, Professor Fode Abass Cissé, eHealth Observatory award winner in 2018, and Professor Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, Member of the Global South eHealth Observatory expert group. NETWORKING, TRAINING AND STRUCTURING a sector in the making While eHealth initiatives undoubtedly provide innovative and affordable solutions to the health challenges faced in the Global South, it is also fertile ground for experimentation and therefore must be studied, evaluated, and harmonised to ensure it develops in the most positive direction. In 2016, to better understand and encourage the most relevant digital innovations, the Fondation Pierre Fabre created the Global South eHealth Observatory, with the support of the Agence Française de Développement and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. This is a leading-edge commitment that establishes the Foundation as one of the eHealth experts in Africa and Asia: in 2019, the Foundation’s work was presented at ten international events and conferences. SUPPORT FOR PROMISING INITIATIVES With a live webcast and followed by nearly 1,300 • Operation Asha - a system for detecting, managing, monitoring and reporting health data to help fight tuberculosis in Cambodia. A total of 29 initiatives were supported, benefitting 76 countries, and nearly 150 cases were documented and listed in an open-access database ( INCREASING COMPETENCE OF ENTITIES IN THE FIELD The first specialised degree in eHealth in Africa was created in 2019 as part of a partnership between the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of participants, the Fourth Global Observatory international conference was held on 1 July 2019. At this event, four initiatives were recognised and will be supported for one year: • digital help for peripheral health workers (IeDA, Burkina Faso); • application to improve health data quality (mHealth, Burkina Faso); • application for managing human-transmissible epizootics South eHealth Bamako (USTTB Mali), Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (Senegal) and Félix Houphouët Boigny University in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). The first class of the InterUniversity Degree (IUD) graduated in June 2019: 17 students from eight African countries, including 14 scholarship recipients supported by the Foundation. In parallel, the Foundation helped create Digi-S@nté-Mali, a centre for digital health and innovation at the USTTB. (Afyadata, Tanzania); • teledermatology service by smartphone (Derma, Mongolia). Two 2018 winners were also awarded increased support: • Khushi Baby - a connected pendant to centralise children’s health data in India (see interview opposite); In 2019, the centre hosted the IUD students and was used for training doctors. Courses have also been made available online for pre- and post-doctoral students in medicine and pharmacy. A LEADING-EDGE COMMITMENT THAT ESTABLISHES THE FOUNDATION AS ONE OF THE eHEALTH EXPERTS IN AFRICA AND ASIA. Fondation Pierre Fabre – 40 

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