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Harnessing Tech and Social Media to Educate and Save Lives | December 9, 2020

Harnessing Tech and Social Media to Educate and Save Lives | December 9, 2020

A panel hosted by the Bay Area Global Health Alliance at the Global Digital Health Forum in which experts discuss the efforts of tech, social media and digital and public health to educate, inform and keep people safe. Alliance board members Praveen Raja (Facebook) and Hema Budaraju (Google) joined Andy Pattison (WHO), Heidi Larson (Vaccine Confidence Project) and Rachel Sibande (Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation) on the panel moderated by Ben Plumley (A Shot in the Arm podcast).

Leveraging Technology to Scale Outcomes in Global Health | July 1, 2021

Leveraging Technology to Scale Outcomes in Global Health | July 1, 2021

Bay Area Global Health Alliance and Resonance co-hosted a webinar featuring Alliance members Zenysis Technologies and Mastercard. This webinar is part of Resonance’s Inclusive Innovation Exchange. We had a discussion about the importance of digital infrastructure, the role of collaboration to strengthen these systems and empower digital innovation, and the future of global digital health.

Innovations in Digitizing Distribution of Health Products: Current Trends in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya & Uganda | July 20, 2022

Innovations in Digitizing Distribution of Health Products: Current Trends in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya & Uganda | July 20, 2022

The Bay Area Global Health Alliance, Salient Advisory, and Alliance member Population Services International examined the findings of Salient’s recently released market intelligence report on commercially-driven innovations in health care supply chains in Africa. The report results from a longitudinal study of more than 80 digital health innovators in African health technology ecosystems. Findings from innovating early-stage start-ups to established companies like mPharma inform the report, which highlights key trends shaping the growth and impact of digitized distribution in health across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

2023 Haas Healthcare Conference

2023 Haas Healthcare Conference

Now in its 16th year, Alliance member UC Berkeley’s Haas Healthcare Conference brings together over 400 corporate leaders, graduate students, digital health entrepreneurs, life science professionals, and public health champions to explore market and sector trends. After the last three years in which the unprecedented effects of COVID have reshaped the healthcare system, the conference welcome leaders from across the industry to discuss how to build the future of healthcare from this new foundation.

76th World Health Assembly | Alliance Members Go to Geneva

76th World Health Assembly | Alliance Members Go to Geneva

“This year’s World Health Assembly represents a pivotal moment to advance policy reforms to deliver a more fit-for-purpose, equitable research and development (R&D) ecosystem,” stated the Global Health Technologies Coalition. To accelerate global health innovation and deliver health for all, they recommend WHO member states “take collective action now to establish more inclusive, globally distributed R&D systems and approaches.” Other Alliance members also attending WHA76 include Baraka Impact Finance, Cross-Border Impact Ventures, Gilead Sciences, Global Health Council, Google, Living Goods, Meta, PATH, Pathfinder International, Pfizer, PSI, ReSurge International, and Viamo. 

PSI: Addressing Mis- and Disinformation in Global Health: A Conversation for Collective Action Across Digital Media

PSI: Addressing Mis- and Disinformation in Global Health: A Conversation for Collective Action Across Digital Media

Join Alliance member PSI, the Yale Institute for Global Health, and the UK Mission in Geneva, United Nations on May 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm CEST for an in-person panel discussion at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The discussion will focus on social and behavior change communication for pandemic preparedness and future infodemic management in the context of digital media platforms.

PATH: An Investment in Digital Health is an Investment in UHC: Prioritising Action to Support Digital Health Transformation

PATH: An Investment in Digital Health is an Investment in UHC: Prioritising Action to Support Digital Health Transformation

Join Alliance member PATH on May 23, 8:30am – 10:30am CEST, along with Transform Health, Digital Connected Care Coalition (DCCC), Geneva Digital Health Hub, OECD, UHC2030, and YET4H for an in-person discussion during the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva on prioritizing investment in digital health transformation to accelerate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) progress.

Pathfinder International @ WHA76: Digital Health Solutions to Bolster Health System Resilience

Pathfinder International @ WHA76: Digital Health Solutions to Bolster Health System Resilience

Join Alliance member Pathfinder International, along with What to Expect Project and Last Mile Health during the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland for a roundtable discussion focused on digital health as a tool for better health emergency preparedness. Experts in digital health will delve into how digital health solutions offer opportunities for improving the health of our most vulnerable populations and identify measures for ensuring equitable use of digital health technologies.

AI in SBC: the present and future potential

AI in SBC: the present and future potential

Join Springboard for the second session of their two part webinar exploring how social and behavior change (SBC) programs can use digital technology to gain insight to inform program design and implementation. This session will explore how AI is changing the digital landscape, as well as the opportunities and challenges with AI adoption in SBC. This includes how it powers big data, the ethical considerations and future potential. Speakers include Alliance member Viamo’s Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Lukas Borkowski, and the CEO and Founder of Quilt.AI, Anurag Banerjee.

Interactive Voice Response for Remote Health Worker Training

Interactive Voice Response for Remote Health Worker Training

Join Population Services International and Viamo for their Interactive Voice Response (IVR) for Remote Health Worker Training event. The event will explore how learnings from a COVID-19 IVR training program for Community Health Volunteers in Kenya can inform future digital health programming – for the better.

PSI Plenary at the Global Digital Health Forum | December 6, 2022

PSI Plenary at the Global Digital Health Forum | December 6, 2022

Alliance member Population Services International (PSI) hosted a Global Digital Health Forum session on strengthening the role of social media in advancing global health. The session featured Christine Odour – PSI, Andy Pattison – World Health Organization, Erin Nilon – Johnson & Johnson, and Gladys Mugambi – Ministry of Health in Kenya. Hema Budaraju, Senior Director of Product – Health and Social Impact, Google Search and Board Co-Vice Chair of the Bay Area Global Health Alliance moderated the discussion.

Informal Gathering of Partners to Discuss Rural Healthcare Delivery | April 6, 2023

The Alliance hosted an informal gathering of members including: Fistula Foundation, Kapnek Trust Zimbabwe, Friends of Chidamoyo, UC Berkeley, UCSF Bixby Center for Reproductive Health, Stanford, MedShare, Viamo, and CCBRT Tanzania to share experiences in rural healthcare delivery. Digital innovations such as the Butterfly Ultrasound device, which attaches to a cell phone and provides access to specialists for image analysis, were discussed as critical for low-resources settings.

Bay Area Global Health Alliance 2023 Annual Meeting | June 6, 2023

“The ambitious agenda [of Africa CDC’s Digital Transformation Strategy] over such a huge continent cannot be achieved unless every available resource is harnessed. And that can only be done through cross-collaboration partnerships,” said Africa CDC’s Chief Digital Health Adviser, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, at the Bay Area Global Health Alliance annual meeting on June 6. Attending were more than 125 members and guests, both online and in person at UCSF. Alliance board secretary Martin Dale, PSI, spoke with Nsengimana in a fireside chat that explored the rollout of Africa’s new digital partnership and how digital innovations and partnerships can advance health equity on the continent.

Salient Advisory on Innovations in Digitizing Health Supply Chains in Africa

On August 8, the Alliance hosted Salient Advisory for a presentation of the key findings, trends, and recommendations outlined in their latest market intelligence report. This report follows Salient Advisory’s pan-African landscaping of nearly 350 digitally-enabled health supply chain innovators. The discussion highlighted challenges and opportunities surrounding scale, partnerships, and access to funding within Africa’s digital health supply chain ecosystem.

PSI Plenary at the Global Digital Health Forum 2022

PSI Plenary at the Global Digital Health Forum 2022

Alliance member Population Services International (PSI) hosted a Global Digital Health Forum session on strengthening the role of social media in advancing global health. The session featured Christine Odour – PSI, Andy Pattison – World Health Organization, Erin Nilon – Johnson & Johnson, and Gladys Mugambi – Ministry of Health in Kenya. Hema Budaraju, Senior Director of Product – Health and Social Impact, Google Search and Board Co-Vice Chair of the Bay Area Global Health Alliance moderated the discussion.