Dr Enow Awah Georges Stevens

Clinician and Youth Advocate

    Enow Awah Georges Stevens, MD is a clinician specialising in sexual and reproductive health, and maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in emergency and post-conflict environments. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr Enow is a leader in advocating for meaningful youth engagement and the role of young people in sustainable development and decision making. Dr Enow is a board member with various international organisations such as CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, Youths Combating NTDs, and Y+ Global representing West and Central Africa. He is an Associate Royal Commonwealth Fellow, African Healthcare Innovator Awardee, YALI Fellow, Obama Fellow, WHO Scholar, African Presidential Leadership Fellow, and Women Deliver Young Leader. Dr Enow studied at the University of Yaoundé; The University of Bamenda; Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration; Le Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion; and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

    5:05pm – 6:05pm EAT

    Monday, 8 March 2021 Day 1

    From strategy to implementation: on the pathways of the continent’s youngest countries towards digital transformations in health

    Hosted by Governing Health Futures: The Lancet & Financial Times Commission

    The Governing Health Futures 2030 Commission is exploring the convergence of digital health and artificial intelligence with universal health coverage (UHC), with a focus on the health and well-being of children and young people. The Commission is gathering information on different approaches to digital transformation of health systems, particularly in countries with large populations of young people under 25. In 2020, the Commission conducted a study on ten African countries with young populations (Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda) to better understand national priorities and activities for strengthening digitally-enabled health systems, barriers to implementation, and the extent to which the needs and views of young people have factored in these efforts to date.

    This session will provide an opportunity to hear the findings from the Commission’s study, and to contribute further insights on the experiences of African countries in developing and implementing digital health strategies.