By Matilda Atieno
‘There is no doubt left that Kisumu County is ready and willing to be the hub of digital health innovations.’ This is the commitment at the end of the second day of the Digital Health in Africa Conference held at the Grace Onyango social center in Kisumu.
The Chairman Grace Onyango Digital Health in Africa Foundation Prof. Khama Rogo challenged the research institutions and County Government to keep winning and to stop losing adding that with the right leadership and right attitude in place there is no room for failure.
While acknowledging the efforts by the North West University in South Africa. Prof. Rogo called on the Universities, including Maseno, GLUK, and JOOUST to seize the moment to re-evaluate and adapt development strategies that can accelerate resilience building and promote sustainability in health systems.
Speaking during the closing session, the CEC member for health, Dr. Gregory Ganda expressed thanks to the participants who were able to make statements on digital health, adding that the County Government through the able leadership of Governor Prof. Anyang’Nyong’o is willing to play the role in terms of putting in place the right policy systems, regulations and data policy in support of the innovations.
Dr. Ganda affirmed that Governor Nyong’o is very keen on leveraging digital health innovations and opportunities that provide the right interventions in health service delivery.
Inspiring speakers and experts represent leadership from the universities, Health professionals, investors, County government officials, and operator partners, to name a few.
The Grace Onyango Digital Health in Africa Foundation is set to confront the most challenging dilemmas in healthcare and find new solutions.