Following the inauguration of the
The programme is in collaboration with the
PHN is the country's foremost private sector platform to contribute to the saving of one million lives movement and advance progress in meeting the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); by focusing on innovation, partnerships, advocacy and impact investments.
As part of its innovation pillar, PHN is inviting computer programmers, software and mobile application developers, user interface designers, and subject matter analysts to register and participate in the day long healthcare hackathon where household, facility based and programme level health data covering 24 States in the country will be unveiled - mapped against other socio-economic, fiscal and GPRS location data.
Commenting on this, Dangote said: "For too long the asymmetry and dearth of healthcare data has constrained the growth of innovation and limited the application of technological advances in the heath sector."
In his remarks, the Co-chair of PHN, Pate, said: "
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the
During the panel discussion, the Technical lead of SOMLI and Special Adviser to the Minister of Health said one of the pillars of the SOMLI is to expand the use of mobile/ICT technology to improve access to care and data.
The PSHA will provide cash prizes to the top five winning teams and admit selected promising innovations into the PHN health innovation hub, where incubation support as well as linkages to public and private markets will be created and innovations supported to achieve scale. The countdown to the broader health innovation challenge will begin on
Dangote recently inaugurated a 14-member NHIM steering committee which includes members of the startup community such as the Wennovation Hub,
It also has international partners including the
The Group Managing Director of
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