Develop a collective understanding of digital health in Senegal, identify common goals and initiate discussion of a national advocacy mobilization plan and reflect on the process of setting up a national coalition with all stakeholders to support the digital transformation of health in Senegal. These were the topics at the heart of the Transform Health coalition's strategic planning workshop, facilitated by ENDA Santé and supported by Transform Health.
The meeting was attended by civil society organizations involved in the digitalization of healthcare, as well as the Cellule de la carte sanitaire et sociale de la santé digitale et de l'Observatoire de la santé (CSSDOS), the Direction du partenariat de la recherche et des statistiques of the Ministry of Health and Social Action, the Commission de protection des données à caractère personnel (CDP), private-sector players and Transform Health Senegal.
Over and above the need to share experiences and scattered initiatives implemented by civil society and the private sector on digitization, but also on the digitization process initiated by the CSSDOS, participants reflected together on methods and tools to support the digital transformation of healthcare in Senegal.
Ideas gathered to begin the process of setting up a Transform Health Senegal coalition
The meeting was also an opportunity to reflect on the process of setting up a coalition. This national network would firstly enable better organization of players and synergy of action to achieve the set results.
ENDA Santé, with its wealth of experience in networking as well as its presence and community roots in Senegal and more widely in West and Central Africa, has been chosen to lead and coordinate the activities of the Transform Health Senegal coalition.
Transform Health is a global movement that brings together organizations and institutions from different sectors committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) over the next ten years by expanding the use of digital technology and improving access to data. It is supporting 6 coalitions, notably in Kenya, Indonesia, Ecuador, Senegal, India and Mexico, to enable the digital transformation of healthcare on a national scale.