BETTEReHEALTH ( aims to increase the level of international cooperation in eHealth, inform and strengthen end-user communities and policy makers in making the right decisions for the successful implementation of eHealth. BETTEReHEALTH will lead to increased opportunities for stakeholders in Africa and Europe with the overall aim of better health outcomes through better healthcare accessibility and higher quality.

BETTEReHEALTH organizes two half days of presentations and discussion on current developments within the project and experiences from the field.

Join us on December 6th & 7th, 2021 (mornings, UTC) to join the debate.

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Monday 6 December 2021




Welcome and introduction
Konstantinos Antypas, BETTEReHEALTH Project Coordinator, SINTEF, Norway


Brief overview of BETTEReHEALTH
Frederic Lievens, Lievens-Lanckman, Belgium


WHO Digital Health Atlas and Digital Health initiatives
Salim Azzabi Zouraq, Word Health Organization


Health Data/Health Information Systems Development and Implementation, Policy and Regulatory Aspects:

African Union HIE Policy and Standards for Digital Health Systems
Dr. Adane Mamuye, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Deputy Director, eHealthLab, Ethiopia

Applying the Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in eHealth Implementation: The Ghana Situation
Sam Quarshie, Head IT, Ghana Health Service, Ghana


Comfort Break


Health Data/Health Information Systems Development and Implementation, Technical Aspects:

Lessons from National Interoperability Architecture Implementation in Malawi
Maganizo Monawe, Senior Technical Advisor on Digital Health, Ministry of Health, Malawi

DHIS2 (District Health Information System) based AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) Surveillance
Esayas Kebede Gudina, Professor of Medicine, Jimma University, Ethiopia

iCommunity Health Information System (iCHIS)
Chipo Kanjo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Malawi

The Trust Hospital eHealth Projects
Kenneth Azumah, Hospital Information System Manager, The Trust Hospital Company Ltd., Ghana


Comfort Break


Healthcare Delivery, Human Factors:

Attributes for Sustainable and Trustable eHealth Solutions in LMICs
Araya Mesfin, Doctoral Student in Public Health Informatics, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Ethiopia

eHealth in Norway
Siri Bjørvig, Head, Dept. for Personal E-health, Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, Norway

Electronic Health Records Implementation: Creating appropriate staff and patient experience
Charles Anachanser, Head IT, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana


Discussion and Conclusion of Day 1
Paul Pelsmaeker, Managing Partner, Helder Resultaat, The Netherlands

Tuesday 7 December 2021


Welcome and Introduction


eHealth in African Primary Health Care Settings: A Patient Perspective
Ellos Lodzeni, Patient and Community Welfare Foundation (PAWEM), Malawi & Governing Board Member, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO)


The Current State of Global Telehealth Regulations
Andre Visser, Partner, DLA Piper, South Africa


Capacity Building, Training, Education:

Master of Science in Digital Technologies for Healthcare
Dr. Bassem Bouaziz, Coordinator MSc Program, Higher Institute of Informatics and Multimedia of Sfax, Tunisia 

A Journey of the Health Informatics Program at University of Gondar
Berhanu Fikadie, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Informatics, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Creating the Appropriate Regulatory Environment for eHealth Implementation
Musah Issah, Deputy Director, National Information and Technology Agency, Ghana


Comfort Break


Collaborating to Move eHealth Forward: SFAX HealthTech Cluster
Dr. Mohamed Kharrat, Founder, SFAX HealthTech Cluster


BETTEReHEALTH eHealth Registries and Regional eHealth Hubs


Discussion and Conclusion of Day 2 + Next Steps