Health professionals compete for AfDB eHealth award

The African development Bank reports that 116 African health professionals, academics, NGOs and innovators have submitted entries for the new African eHealth award.

The eHealth Award aims to document what is being done in the field of e- and m-health in Africa, encourage the production and sharing of evidence on eHealth solutions and and provide added value through the sharing of lessons learnt in e- and m-health. 

The criteria and focus of the award is centered on using ICT to increase access to health services, particularly for the poor and marginalized, using ICT to increase the utilization of essential health services and/or the evaluation of eHealth solutions to improve efficiency in the delivery of health services.

Shortlisted candidates will be announced soon. Those candidates shortlisted for the prize will have until the end of October to produce a project report of their eHealth solution. 

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