Press Release June 26, 2021.

The Global Health Innovation Center and Innovations in Healthcare at Duke University have partnered with Broadreach, the InterGovernmental Authority Development (IGAD), the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), Jembi Health Systems, and with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to address the problem of the limited use of data to drive performance in healthcare service delivery to improve health and development outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our goals and objectives of this project are:

  • To address the problem of the limited use of data to drive decision making through the introduction of disruptive technologies
  • To equip and empower key stakeholders to make data-based healthcare delivery decisions, through aligned and harmonized data collection systems that will be used by regional and national partners for evidence-based decision-making
  • To improve health outcomes for all individuals, implementing a cloud-based personal electronic health record system to integrate cross-border data collection and ensure continuity of care regardless of geographic location.

We will focus on private sector engagement and how to further the project’s goals through this interaction and engagement. We will also provide and work towards: evidence learning, policy and structural framework development, capacity-building with other partners, healthcare solution scaling and adaptation, and commercialization and private sector engagement.