Our objective is to inform eHealth policymaking towards better health outcomes through a bottom-up evidence-based holistic approach. The overall goal with the project, lead by SINTEF, is to improve health in African countries.
BETTEReHEALTH will set up four Regional Hubs based in Tunisia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Malawi, already endorsed by each country’s Ministry of Health. Each hub will organise coordination and networking activities (including two regional workshops) involving national and regional actors. We are planning actions to address three aspects related to successful e-health: human, technical and public policy factors. We will also organise two international networking events to promote the cooperation and networking between Europe and Africa.
BETTEReHEALTH will create open access registries by collecting information from African countries regarding eHealth policies and existing eHealth solutions. The registries will be used to identify best-practices and produce useful knowledge regarding eHealth implementation. The knowledge produced in registries, together with the input from the other activities will be synthesized into eHealth policy roadmaps and strategic implementation plans for better eHealth services for the four countries hosting Regional Hubs, but will also be of high relevance for other African countries.
BETTEReHEALTH will increase the level of international cooperation in eHealth, inform and strengthen end-user communities and policy makers in making the right decisions for the successful implementation of eHealth, and lead to increased opportunities for stakeholders in Africa and Europe with the overall aim of better health outcomes through better healthcare accessibility and higher quality.