Agenda of World Bank Day @ mHealth Summit

As announced, on 28 October the eDevelopment Thematic Group of the World Bank is organizing the “World Bank Day @ mHealth Summit“, where speakers from various sectors share their views on mHealth and sample projects are presented. The event was planned in the context of the mHealth Summit, but focuses more on the situation in developing countries.

If you want to watch the event online – follow the link to the live webcast registration.

If you want to get updates, ask questions or post comments, please follow the eDevelopment group on Twitter and use the hashtag #mhealth09 for the World Bank day, and the hastag #mHS09 for the general summit.

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AGENDA (from the Wold Bank Day event page)

  • 8:15am – 9:00am: Registration and Breakfast

Part 1 : Global Policy Dialogue on mHealth

  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome & Site introductions

Deepak Bhatia, Lead e-Government specialist, Global ICT, World Bank
Oleg Petrov, eDevelopment TG coordinator, Global ICT, World Bank
David Aylward, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance

Session 1: Opening & Keynote

Co-Chairs: Eva Jarawan, Sector Manager, Africa Health Department, World Bank & Philippe Dongier, Sector Manager, Global ICT, World Bank

  • 9:15am – 9:25am: Introduction
  • 9:25am – 9:40am: Opening Remarks

Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Regional Vice-President, Africa Region, World Bank
Rakesh Nangia, Operations Director, Human Development Network, World Bank

  • 9:40am – 9:55am: Keynote Address

Hon. Dr. Richard Sezibera, Minister of Health, Rwanda (via videoconference from Kigali)

Session 2: Global Overview, Country Cases and Perspectives

According to a recent UNF-Vodafone Foundation study, the use of mHealth is being implemented in several developing countries with using a number of applications such as data collection and analysis; education and awareness; and monitoring and surveillance. The panelists in this session will provide an overview of the mHealth movement and describe actual project implementations in the field followed by an interactive comment and Q&A video conference session from several country representatives.

  • 09:55am – 11:20am: Panel Discussion

Chair: Deepak Bhatia, Lead eGovernment Specialist, Global ICT, World Bank

– Global Overview: Mitul Shah, Senior Director, the UN Foundation
– Mexico Case: Rodrigo Saucedo, mHealth Lead Researcher, Carso Institute
– Kenya Case: Yusuf Ibrahim, Training and Support Manager, DataDyne and Kenyan Ministry of Health
– Cambodia/Mekong Region Case: Romdoul Kim, Director of Government Affairs, Mekong Region, InSTEDD iLab (via VC from Phnom Penh) and Eric Rassmussen, CEO, InSTEDD

Questions & Remarks by Participating countries: Armenia, Russia, Moldova, Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya

  • 11:20am – 11:35 am: Coffee Break

Session 3: Policy Perspectives on Using Mobile Technology for Better Health Outcomes

A key step in the process of mainstreaming and scaling-up mHealth is a sound eHealth and mHealth policy at the country level. The panelists in this session will present their views on developing a successful e/mHealth policy and provide examples of best practice and learning from around world.

  • 11:35am – 12:15pm: Panel Discussion

Chair: Elizabeth J. Ashbourne, Lead, Global Health Information Forums, World Bank/Health Metrics Network

– Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director for eHealth, World Health Organization (via video conference from Geneva)
– Alison Bloch, m-Health advisor, GSMA
– Karl Brown, Assistant Director for Applied Technology, Rockefeller Foundation

  • 12:15pm – 12:45 pm: Q & A session
  • 12:45pm – 1:45am: Lunch

Part 2: Scaling-up Mobile Technology Innovations in Health Sector Projects

Session 4: Scaling Up Mobile Innovations in World Bank Health Sector Projects

This session will provide an overview of the potential contributions of ICT to health services in the countries that are facing greatest health problems, and how mHealth (and eHealth in general) can provide a new set of tools for Africa and other developing countries to tackle the long-standing health challenges. The session will discuss how ICT can help the Bank’s health operations to achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively as well as the key constraints. The session will also brainstorm how Bank can play a more active role in exploring and using ICT and the ways of scaling up ICT applications in World Bank health projects.

  • 1:45pm – 2:30 pm: Panel Discussion

Chair: Eva Jarawan, Sector Manager, Africa Health Department, World Bank
Presentation by Feng Zhao, eHealth Coordinator, Africa Health Department, World Bank

Agnes Soucat, Advisor, Africa Health Department, World Bank
Deepak Bhatia, Lead eGovernment Specialist, Global ICT Dept, World Bank
Souheil Marine, Head of ICT Application and Cybersecurity, International Telecommunication Union (via videoconference from Geneva)
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director for eHealth, World Health Organization (via video conference from Geneva)

  • 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm: Q & A session
  • 2:50pm – 3:00 pm: Coffee Break

Session 5: Showcasing mHealth Applications

This session will spotlight several mHealth applications that are being piloted and implemented. The panelists will provide demonstrations of their respective applications, provide an overview of why the applications were created and the direct impact in l countries where the technology has been introduced.

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Panel Discussion

Co-Chairs: Armin Fidler, Advisor, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank, Deepak Bhatia Lead eGovernment Specialist, Global ICT, World Bank

Paul Meyer (TBC), Voxiva
Eric Rasmussen, CEO, INSTEDD
Josh Nesbit, Executive Director, Frontline SMS
Erica Kochi, Co-Lead Innovation Group UNICEF
Hajo van Beijma, co-Founder of Text to Change

Commentator: Arleen Cannata Seed, Senior e-Government Specialist, CITPO, World Bank

  • 4:00pm – 4:15 pm: Q & A session

Session 6: Operationalizing mHealth: How do we translate mHealth applications into measurable health outcomes

Beyond the widespread global usage of mHealth applications, there remains a gap due to the lack of data and long-term impact assessments on health outcomes to validate the effectiveness of mHealth. Evaluation frameworks and studies are currently in process to fill this gap and this will be the subject of discussion between the panelists in this session along with the importance of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for this nascent sector.

  • 4:15pm – 5:00 pm: Panel Discussion

Chairs: Armin Fidler, Advisor, Health, Nutrition and Population and Claire Thwaites, UN Foundation

Rachel Glennerster, MIT Poverty Labs
Julie Smith, Director of Public-Private Partnerships, CDC Foundation
Andrew Stern, Partner, Dalberg Global Advisors
Patty Mechael, mHealth and Telemedicine Advisor for the Earth Institute

  • 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm: Q & A session
  • 5:15 pm – 5:30pm: Closing Remarks

Eva Jarawan, Sector Manager, Africa Health Department, Armin Fidler, Advisor, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank, Deepak Bhatia, Lead eGovernment Specialist, Global ICT, World Bank, Claire Thwaites, UN Foundation

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