East African Community (EAC) is geared towards e-health and Telemedicine

East African Community (EAC) is geared towards e-health and Telemedicine

The East African Community (EAC) is geared towards e-health and telemedicine excellence as it enters in its second regional e-health and telemedicine workshop.

The workshop that begins next Tuesday comprises a ministerial conference and international trade exhibition to foster telemedicine services. The Executive Secretary of The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), Ms Gertrude Ngabirano, has said that the event to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, is organised by EASTECO in partnership with the University of Rwanda.

It goes with the theme; 'Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation to transform Healthcare delivery and accelerate attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in East Africa' Ms Ngabirano said that as member countries started implementing SDGs targets, there is an opportunity to build on the momentum and political commitments to ensure health services become accessible to all people.

"To avoid repeating the mistakes of the last MDGs, there is need to do things differently in post-MDGs so as to sustain progress in those countries doing well, and accelerate progress in those countries doing poorly.

Collectively, the EAC Partner States have extensive experiences in addressing health challenges," said the secretary. She noted that the EAC is seeking to improve its healthcare delivery systems, using the newfound e-health and informatics initiatives.

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