Insights from the Health Innovations Conference 2022

The Health Innovations Conference, held from December 12th to 13th, 2022, brought together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds for in-depth discussions on various aspects of healthcare systems, innovation, and technology. The conference’s overarching theme was “Innovations for Resilient Healthcare Systems.” This theme highlighted the urgent need to leverage innovation to build robust and adaptable healthcare systems capable of withstanding challenges and providing equitable care to all.

During the conference, members of the Academy of Health Innovation moderated five engaging sessions, each focused on a crucial aspect of healthcare innovation: Exploring Frameworks for Adoption of Innovations for Resilient Healthcare Systems – Moderated by Dr. Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Equity and Inclusion – Moderated by Dr. Mackline Hope, Data and Bioinformatics – Moderated by Dr. Daudi Jjingo, Emerging Technologies for Systems Resilience – Moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Oseku, Accelerating Innovations for Resilient Healthcare Systems: Exploring Policies and Standards – Also moderated by Dr. Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi.

The conference offered networking opportunities with over 200 attendees hailing from various parts of Africa and beyond, the event fostered valuable connections and collaborations among professionals and enthusiasts in the field of digital health technologies. The presence of enthusiastic medical students underscored a promising opportunity to ignite interest in digital health technologies early in their training, potentially shaping the future of healthcare innovation.
As we reflect on the success of this conference, we invite you to keep an eye out for our upcoming events and conferences. The exchange of ideas and knowledge is a vital catalyst for progress in healthcare innovation.