eHealth Impact Report 2015


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Impact across 5 countries during 2015

8

New eHealth sites

5630

TELECONSULTATIONS PROVIDED

1569

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TRAINED THROUGH ELEARNING

Impact across 5 countries from 2007 to 2015

38

eHealth sites

21063

TELECONSULTATIONS PROVIDED

5552

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TRAINED THROUGH ELEARNING

The Year in Review

2015 was an exciting year of growth and innovation for the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) eHealth Programme and the AKDN eHealth Resource Centre (AKDN eHRC). Together with our partners and supporters, we facilitated 5630 teleconsultations for patients in South and Central Asia and East Africa, and enhanced the professional capacity of 1569 health care providers through eLearning sessions.

 

eHealth operations expanded to Kyrgyz Republic where teleconsultations and eLearning services were introduced at multiple sites. Discussions to expand eHealth operations in Africa also continued with stakeholders.

 

In total, eight new eHealth connections were established across our network in 2015 – a testament to the Programme’s commitment to grow integrated eHealth networks. New health care specialities such as teleneurology and teledermatology were introduced at various sites, broadening the range of specialities available to patients at a distance.

 

eLearning sessions initiated in Pakistan. The Aga Khan University now broadcasts professional development sessions and Continuing Medical Education sessions to health centres in Booni, Gilgit and Singal in northern Pakistan and to facilities in Afghanistan. This service has eliminated the need for health care providers to travel long distances and spend time and money to avail similar services elsewhere.

 

The Programme’s research arm also expanded, with several collaborative projects taking shape. The research activities focus on different areas such as stroke, immunizations and impact assessments, as well as mHealth apps.

 

AKDN eHRC started focusing on innovative product development at its Innovation Lab, which is the Centre’s hub for developing and testing high-impact, low-cost, innovative health products. The Centre also developed its first online certificate course in eHealth designed to help participants implement effective eHealth programmes in low- and-middle-income countries. The first cohort of the course completed in March 2016 and the second cohort opened in April 2016.

 

The Programme’s progress is a direct result of the strategic efforts and commitment of our partners, supporters and staff around the world. In 2015, we welcomed five new research and project partners. Needless to say, our work is not possible without their support and shared vision.

 

The eHealth Impact Report highlights developments made in Service Delivery and Research and the role that AKDN eHRC has played in enabling these services. You can also see the evolution of AKDN’s eHealth initiatives by checking out our 8 Year Timeline. We are excited to share our achievements with you!

Our Work

Service Delivery

Service Delivery

Leveraging the digital health revolution to surmount lack of access to health care services for communities that are medically underserved. The Programme provides teleconsultations to patients and eLearning services to health care providers via ICT.

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Research

Research

Developing and testing innovative products for today’s health care problems affecting low-resource countries. Evidence-based research improves access to new technologies, practices, treatments and interventions, which ultimately lead to improved health outcomes for individuals and populations.

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AKDN eHRC

AKDN eHRC

Driving improvements in access, quality, cost, efficiency and safety of health care through ICT. AKDN eHRC harnesses technology to reduce geographical barriers, make quality health care accessible and affordable for poor communities in the developing world and integrate health into everyday life.

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AKDN eHealth Programme on a Map

Progress Through Numbers

Impact Stories 

The stories of these patients are just one of the many reasons we work to ensure access to quality health care.

Our Partners and Supporters