Developing National Digital Health Policy and Strategy: Laying the Foundations – Stone Town, Zanzibar – March 23-27, 2020

Digital Health Policy and Strategy course

By popular demand, a fourth session of the Digital Health Policy & Strategy Course will be held in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 23-27 March 2020.  This intensive, five-day course focuses on the foundational issues that enable effective digital health. Participants return to their workplace feeling confident in being able to make evidence-based evaluations of digital health challenges and able to explain to managers, peers and subordinates how best to leverage digital technologies to the benefit of the health systems they are engaged with.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for policy advisers, decision makers, government officials and development partners. You may work in a governmental or implementing agency, in the public sector in general or for a development program and you are in charge of, or engaged in, the development of digital health strategies. Having this mix helps clarify and challenge participants’ perspectives.

What will I learn?

The course is based on practical knowledge of key health issues:

  • understanding how digital health strengthens health systems
  • developing digital health strategies
  • enabling digital health systems to work together
  • managing behavioral change

Who are the trainers?

The lead trainers, Dr Peter Drury and Mr Michael Stahl, have extensive experience of digital health policy and implementation, in transitional and developing countries. Their approach to training is to offer a rich mix of:

  • presentations
  • group exercises
  • reflection activities
  • discussions