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DIGITALIZATION: Innovations to improve public health

Jan. 18, 2024 18:00hrs
DIGITALIZATION: Innovations to improve public health
One of the participants demonstrates their innovative tools during a panel discussion session, which former Ifakara Director Dr. Hassan Mshinda facilitated in Bagamoyo. PHOTO: IFAKARA/Comms

On the evening of the fourth day of the joint training program by Ifakara Health Institute and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, participants eagerly gathered for a panel discussion facilitated by former Ifakara Director Dr. Hassan Mshinda. Titled "Digitalization for Health and Well-being," the session promised insightful case studies that delved into the transforming landscape of health planning.

Masoud Mnonji, the Director of the Ifakara Innovation Hub (IIH), and his colleagues took the opportunity to provide the audience with a comprehensive overview of the hub. They highlighted its mission, vision, and operations, setting the stage for a deeper understanding of the groundbreaking work undertaken by some of the hub's startups.

The innovators showcased remarkable milestones achieved by IIH. Through dynamic presentations, they unveiled innovative solutions and impactful technologies, offering a glimpse into the hub's unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of digital health.

In a powerful conclusion, Mnonji emphasized Ifakara Innovation Hub's dedication to nurturing and elevating young innovators. The primary focus remains on creating an environment where these brilliant minds can thrive, thus contributing significantly to the broader enhancement of digital health.

This panel discussion not only provided profound insights into health planning but also highlighted IIH’s role in shaping the future of digital health.