Funding digital health transformation: How countries are guiding smarter investments

November 30, 2021 by PATH

Digital health tools can optimize and strengthen national health systems, leading to better health outcomes for more people. The digital transformation of health systems is happening now—and COVID-19 has only accelerated progress. But in order to be sustainable and effective, digital tools must be implemented with a holistic, country-led, context-specific approach. If done well, today’s investments into digital COVID-19 response can help build strong health systems for tomorrow.

PATH has long-supported our country partners in developing costed investment roadmaps for digital health. These roadmaps help align donor investments to country priorities and ensure that countries are able to lead their own digital health transformation. In this PATH Live Forum, held during the first annual Digital Health Week, we'll explore how country priorities are redefining best practices for financing digital health initiatives. The panel will reflect on the roadmap development processes in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sharing insights and perspective from these experiences.


Tumainiel Macha, Assistant Director, Department of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Health

Ernest Mbo Ilenga, MD, MPH-HE, Digital Health Advisor, Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Danielle Mullings, Partnership and Campaign Officer, Transform Health

Neema Ringo, Technical Lead, Policy and Governance, Center of Digital and Data Excellence (Moderator)

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