Richard Gakuba

Devex

Dr. Richard Gakuba is an international digital health/e-health consultant who has been awarded the Holly Ladd mHealth Pioneer Award for leadership in the use of mobile technologies to improve health outcomes by the mHealth Alliance in collaboration with FHI360 and the Rockefeller Foundation. He served as the national e-health coordinator for Rwanda’s Ministry of Health from 2005 to 2013, has a medical degree from the National University of Rwanda, and a master's degree in e-health from Brunel University in the United Kingdom.

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How can Africa prepare for post-2015 digital health investments?
11 Apr 2016

One of the greatest accomplishments of the MDGs was the collective appreciation for the need to invest in health. Now under the SDGs, we need improved information systems and accountability mechanisms. Based on his time as Rwanda's Ministry of Health, Richard Gakuba explains how African countries can build "infostructure" and prepare for digital health.