Moderator Prof Melba Wasunna, Strathmore University
Keynote Speaker Robert Collymore, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom Ltd
Award of Winners of the Innovate4Life Hackathon
Desta Lakew, Fundraising and Partnerships Director, Amref Health in Africa
Roelof Assies, General Manager, Philips East Africa
Nicole Spieker, Director of Quality, PharmAccess Foundation, Amsterdam
Rita Owino, Market Development Manager, Primary and Referral Care, GE Healthcare
Disruptive innovations buoyed by recent advances in mobile and other technologies have the potential to democratise health care, and improve access to and quality and affordability of critical health services. However, for this to have any impact, governments, civil society, private sector and communities should work collaboratively to develop and scale up technological and non-technology-based innovations and business models.
This plenary session will focus of the role of technology and innovations in attaining the health SDGs, the importance of public-private collaborations, and investments necessary for this to happen.
A keynote presentation will be followed by panel discussions and commentaries, and awarding of the winner of the Innovate4Life hackathon on maternal health.