This November, the One Million Community Health Worker (1mCHW) Campaign, in partnership with iHeed and other organizations, will support the Global Education and Technology (GET) Health Summit. The GET Health Summit will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from the technology, education, and health sectors to discuss innovative solutions to the global shortage of health workers, especially through the use of digital media and information technologies.
This year, the GET Health Summit will organize a number of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and working groups focused on the use of information and communication technology in health systems. The title of this year’s conference is “Leveraging healthcare ecosystems and information technology to bridge the health workforce gap.” The Campaign is particularly excited that part of the focus of this year’s Summit is on mHealthEd tools, given its applicability to community health. The conference will also address key questions regarding implementation and scale-up of innovative technologies that are central to the Campaign’s work.
The Campaign was a partner at last year’s GET Health Summit, and is honored to be invited back as a partner again in 2014. The Campaign will be central in efforts to promote the Summit throughout the global health community. Additionally, the Campaign will host a breakout session on data reporting for human resources for health—the details are still being worked out, so stay tuned for more information!
Want to get involved? The Summit has issued a call for abstracts, with a early submission deadline of August 18th, and we urge interested parties to submit. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #GEThealth14 or by following @GETHealthSummit.
See you in Ireland!