DIGITAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS IN HEALTH SYSTEMS IN AFRICA
Ernest Tambo*, Ghislaine Madjou, Yves Mbous, Oluwasogo A Olalubi, Clarence Yah, Ahmed A Adedeji and Jeanne Yonkeu Ngogang
Digital health adoption and implementation holds great promises and opportunities in strengthening and transforming health systems and community across Africa continent. This synopsis climaxes the digitalization health systems opportunities and implications on preventive and curative healthcare and medical services delivery in Africa. Also it aims at galvanizing robust political leadership commitment and investment of government, local public and private stakeholdersâ€™ partnership and collaboration in maximizing on the digital health benefits and in harnessing the importance of an integrated digital health ecosystems approach, technologies and tools. Authors buttress that digital health contextual inter-operability harmonization and standardization or validation of methods and strategies benchmarks are needed in strengthening and maximizing local, national and regional digital actionable care services delivery (e.g.: dCare, dFitness, dPharmacy, dImmunization) in promoting healthier lifestyles and wellness, attainment of sustainable economy development and global health security.
Keywords: Digital health, digital medicine, re-engineering, empowerment, integration, Africa.
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