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GAID White Paper on ICT4D Health

GAID White Paper on ICT4D Health

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 White Paper
Information &CommunicationTechnologies forDevelopment: Health
Authors:Andrea BordéCharles FrommFarzad KapadiaDoriana S. MollaEleece SherwoodJane Brandt SørensenThe New School UniversityGraduate Program inInternational AffairsAdvisor:Ambassador Rafat Mahdi
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Information & Communication Technologiesfor Development: Health
A white paper commissioned by:
Authors:Andrea Bordé, Charles Fromm, Farzad Kapadia, Doriana S. Molla,Eleece Sherwood and Jane Brandt SørensenThe New School UniversityGraduate Program in International AffairsAdvisor:Ambassador Rafat MahdiNew York, April 2010
 
ICT for Development: Health
Table of Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................................12. INTERSECTION OF HEALTH AND ICTs...........................................................................................................23. ICTs AND THE MDGs........................................................................................................................................23.1 eHealth and mHealth: Challenges and Opportunities.................................................................................34. ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS FOR IMPROVED HEALTH..................................................................................44.1 National Health Plans......................................................................................................................................44.2 Innovative Health Plan Initiatives...................................................................................................................55. NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO HEALTH FINANCING..................................................................................55.1 Health Expenditure Analysis...........................................................................................................................55.2 Public-private Partnerships for eHealth........................................................................................................65.3 The High Cost of Access to eHealth Devices...............................................................................................76. ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY....................................................................................................................................86.1 Civil Society and Health....................................................................................................................................96.2 Involvement of Civil Society at the Program Level....................................................................................107. TECHNICAL AND HUMAN CAPITAL CONSTRAINTS................................................................................108. MONITORING AND EVALUATION................................................................................................................118.1 Easy Use of PDAs............................................................................................................................................128.2 Cracking Health Stigmas................................................................................................................................128.3 Shorter Wait Times for Patients....................................................................................................................128.4 Medical Data Collection and Country Staff Development........................................................................128.5 ICT for Health Education................................................................................................................................139. LESSONS LEARNED........................................................................................................................................139.1 Financial Sustainability of ICT Projects.......................................................................................................139.2 Lack of English Skills and Education as a Road Block to ICT...................................................................149.3 Effective Counseling against Stigmas.........................................................................................................149.4 ICT for Health, Technical and Human Capacity.......................................................................................149.5 Reluctance of Governments and Private Companies...............................................................................15

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