Tuesday, May 15, 2012

AfDB Initiates eHealth Award

The International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) announced that the African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a competition for innovative and sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions for the health sector in Africa.

Initiated by the AfDB’s Human Development Department, the eHealth Award is looking for current work ongoing in the fields of eHealth and mHealth in Africa. The objective is to encourage the production and sharing of knowledge on eHealth solutions, and then share the lessons learned via eHealth and mHealth.

Individuals, NGOs, development organizations, companies, academic institutions, and research facilities are invited to participate in the award program. The winning projects will be presented in an AfDB publication and the winners will receive an award.

The award is focused on:

  • Using ICT to increase access to health services, particularly for the poor and marginalized
  • Using ICT to increase the use of essential health service
  • Evaluating eHealth solutions to improve efficiency in the delivery of health services

The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2012. Submissions should be in the form of an abstract of 500 words concerning the project or projects. The abstract should detail the objective of the project, start date and end date, the designers and implementers of the project, coordination factors with government and other stakeholders, the target population and target area, expected results, and type of evaluation planned.

After the abstract is evaluated, then a short list of list of candidates will need to produce an evaluation report by October 31st 2012 of 5,000 words maximum.

Go to www.afdb.org/en/forms/ehealth-award-application-form for the application form. Go to www.isfteh.org/files/media/African_Bank_Brochure_16April2012_hiquality-2-2.pdf for more details. Email Ms Laurence Lannes at l.lannes@afdb.org for more information.