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Human, technical and political factors for better coordination and support of e-health in Africa

Objective

Our objective is to inform e-health policymaking towards better health outcomes through a bottom-up evidence-based holistic approach.

BETTEReHEALTH will set up four Regional Hubs based in Tunisia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Malawi, already endorsed by each country's Ministry of Health. Each hub will organise coordination and networking activities (including two regional workshops) involving national and regional actors. We are planning actions to address three aspects related to successful e-health: human, technical and public policy factors. We will also organise two international workshops to promote the cooperation and networking between Europe and Africa.
BETTEReHEALTH will create open access registries by collecting information from African countries regarding e-health policies and existing e-health solutions. The registries will be used to identify best-practices and produce useful knowledge regarding e-health implementation. The knowledge produced in registries, together with the input from the other activities will be synthesized into e-health policy roadmaps and strategic implementation plans for better e-health services for the four countries hosting Regional Hubs, but will also be of high relevance for other African countries.

The strengths of BETTEReHEALTH are the diversity of the involved partners, which will contribute to an interdisciplinary approach (including health, technical and policymaking actors), the evidence-based approach guaranteed by the academic and research partners, and the strong local involvement ensured by the four Regional Hubs.

BETTEReHEALTH will increase the level of international cooperation in e-health, inform and strengthen end-user communities and policy makers in making the right decisions for the successful implementation of e-health, and lead to increased opportunities for stakeholders in Africa and Europe with the overall aim of better health outcomes through better healthcare accessibility and higher quality.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/public policy

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-DTH-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 686 201,25

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUSET NORD-NORGE HF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 111 355
Address
Sykehusveien 38
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I SOROST-NORGE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 128 050
Address
Kjolnes Ring 56
3918 Porsgrunn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING DIGITALEZORG.NL

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Orion 5
3402 JE Ijsselstein
Activity type
Other
ETABLISSEMENTSA LIEVENS LANCKMAN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 116 250
Address
Waardbeekdreef 1
1850 Grimbergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 122 320
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION DE LA TECHNOLOGIE DE SANTE A SFAX
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 170 625
Address
Technopole De Sfax Sakiet Ezzit
3021 Sfax
Activity type
Other
GHANA HEALTH SERVICE
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 160 043,75
Address
Private Mail Bag Ministries Accra
Accra
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JIMMA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 109 690
Address
Jimma University
Jimma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GONDAR
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 114 750
Address
Kebele 16
Gondar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAMMES LIMITED
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 157 575
Address
Msonkho House Independence Drive
Blantyre
Activity type
Research Organisations
PELSMAEKER PAUL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 123 125
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)