The Southern Africa Regional Hub Virtual Workshop

22 - 23 July 2021

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Africa Regional Hub Workshop will take place as a virtual event. This will run for 2 days, from 22 - 23 July 2021. The workshop will bring together representatives from leading public countries in the SADC region, working in and with the health sector. The workshop will be hosted by BETTEReHEALTH Project through one of its consortium members HISP-Malawi, supported by the EU-Horizon 2020 funds. The workshop will provide a platform for presentations and discussions of national & regional developments in the health sector, as it relates to health policy and share/exchange experiences on good practice models, and offer possibility of networking across the region. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to identify potential partners for future proposals under EU-Horizon 2020 call.





9.00 – 10.00

Welcoming Participants and Self-Introductions

Dr. Chipo Kanjo, HISP-Malawi and University of Malawi

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome Remarks from HISP Malawi

Anthony Muyepa, Director, HISP-Malawi

10.10 – 10.20

Remarks from Ministry of Health

Dr. Gerald Manthalu Deputy Director of Planning and Policy Development -MoH and BETTEReHEALTH Advisory Board Member

10.20 – 10.30

Objectives, Expected Results and Deliverables

Dr. Chipo Kanjo, HISP-Malawi

10.30 – 10.40

BETTEReHEALTH Consortium Background and Purpose

Dr. Konstantinos Antypas, SINTEF Digital, Department for Health Research, Norway

10.40 – 10.50

e-health Policy repository for Africa

Dr. Million Tesfaye, Jimma University, Ethiopia

10.50 – 11.00

Health Break

11.00 – 12.00

Stakeholder Analysis for Member Countries (Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa)

Dr. Chris Moyo, HISP-Malawi

TBA for other countries

12.00 – 13.00

e-Health Policies and Strategies and its Challenges for member countries (Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa)

Maganizo Monawe, HISP-Malawi

TBA for other countries

13.00 -13.30

Discussions and Drawing Lessons from Presentations

Mbongeni Chizonda (HISP-Malawi)