Tech meets health care: Insights from across the spectrum

By Naomi Mihara 18 July 2016

Experts from across the global health and technology sectors gathered at the Wired for Impact dialogue event in Accra, Ghana, to discuss the challenges and opportunities digital health presents.

How is digital technology changing health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries and what are the challenges to ensuring long-term sustainability of digital health projects?

These were some of the major questions discussed during June’s Wired for Impact dialogue event, held in Accra, Ghana and co-hosted by the Novartis Foundation and Ghana’s Ministry of Health, whose telemedicine and hypertension projects highlight the importance of local ownership.

Watch the video above to get the inside track from experts drawn from across the digital health field on what opportunities digital health presents, and what key challenges still need to be overcome.

Wired for Impact is an online conversation with Novartis Foundation and Devex to explore how to integrate digital health into global development in a way that is scalable and sustainable, and improves the overall quality of health care delivery to build essential connections between patients, health facilities, health providers and policymakers. Tag #Wired4Impact and @Devex to join the conversation.

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Naomi Mihara

Naomi Mihara is a video journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.


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