Alfred is a key participant in efforts to move eHealth forward in Malawi.
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Dr. Alvin B. Marcelo is currently a consultant for the World Health Organization and a leader of the Asia eHealth Informatics Network (AeHIN). He is a general and trauma surgeon by training who served as senior vice-president and chief information officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). Prior to this appointment, he was the director of the University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center.
Right after residency training, he took his postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland with research interests in telepathology, mobile computing, and bibliometric analysis of MEDLINE content. Upon return, he established the Master of Science in Health Informatics program in the University. He is presently the manager of the International Open Source Network for ASEAN+3, a centre of excellence in free and/or open source software established by UNDP, and he manages the Community Health Information Tracking System (or CHITS), a Stockholm Challenge finalist in the health category in 2006.
He is the Philippine representative to the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and chair of the Asia eHealth Information Network.
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Amanda Rufaro Simunyu
E-Health and Tele-Medicine Management Student at Rome Business School
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eLearning Specialist and Disruptive Innovator in eHealth
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Amnesty's programmatic and research interests remain focused on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) programs in low- and middle-income countries. Much of her work to date has focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of new technologies and packages of integrated RMNCH services, including conducting outcome/ impact assessments; economic analyses (value for money, cost-effectiveness/ utility, equity, and identifying financial barriers to care); assessments of quality of care; assessments of health information systems; and ensuring the sufficiency and optimal use of human resources for RMNCH.
In recent years, her technical work includes anchoring teams that lead large-scale evaluations that quantify burden of disease (e.g maternal and child mortality in Afghanistan); explore optimal service integration (e.g. Family planning into a platform of MNCH services in Bangladesh); and/or improve service delivery (e.g. midwifery services in Afghanistan; effectiveness of community health workers and community to facility linkages in Tanzania and Bangladesh, etc.). She also presently serves as the monitoring and evaluation technical lead for the John Hopkins University’s Global mHealth Initiative and in this capacity lead several program evaluations including a large a 10-country evaluation of nutrition content sent through mobile platforms in sub-Saharan Africa and a recently awarded grant from WHO to provide support to 16 grantees.
Through her technical work, she extensively facilitates collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including senior Ministry of Health officials, international agency program officers, NGO managers, colleagues based in research organizations and universities throughout low and middle income countries.
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Anna has the role as Customer Relations Lead for EMEA with the IHTSDO, the non-for profit organisation owning and maintaining the health language SNOMED CT. Prior to joining the IHTSDO she was leading and managing the National eHealth strategy at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Sweden. With extra responsibility of the ministry's international eHealth activities she was co-coordinator of european eHealth project epSOS as well as work package leader and highly active in several EU, as well as Nordic, eHealth projects and networks.
Prior to the ministry Anna worked at the National Board of Health and Welfare as part of the management team setting up the SNOMED CT national release centre and working towards SNOMED CT adoption nationally. Anna has been associated with the IHTSDO since 2007, representing Sweden in a number of groups including the General Assembly and the Member Forum.
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