The African Development Bank Launches an eHealth Award to identify top African ICT solutions in the health sector

On 19 April the African Development Bank (AfDB) is Launching a competition for innovative and sustainable information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for the health sector in Africa. Initiated by the Human Development Department of the AfDB, the eHealth Award aims to a) document what is being done in the field of e- and m-health in Africa, b) encourage the production and sharing of evidence on eHealth solutions and c) provide an added value through the sharing of lessons learnt in e- and m-health.

The award targets a range of participants, including individuals, NGOs, development organizations, companies, academic institutions and research facilities. The criteria and focus of the award are centered on a) using ICT to increase access to health services, particularly for the poor and marginalized b) using ICT to increase the utilization of essential health services and/or c) the evaluation of eHealth solutions to improve efficiency in the delivery of health services.

Participants have until May 30thth, 2012 to submit a 500 word abstract on their project, after which the shortlisted candidates will need to produce an evaluation report. The winning projects shall be presented in an AfDB publication and the winners shall be given a prize.

For more information and for the submission of expression of interest, please contact:
Ms. Laurence Lannes
African Development Bank Group, ATR Building/OSHD3, B.P. 323, 1002 Tunis, Belvedere, Tunisia.