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eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
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eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries

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  • 1. eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
    • Adesina Iluyemi
    • Young Fellow Royal Society of Medicine, England
    • Member , eMobillity, European Technology Platform
    • [email_address]
    • Presented at the eHealth 2008 Conference 9th September , City University, London
  • 2. Health Problems in Developing Countries (Africa)
    • Health Picture
      • HIV/AIDS accounted for 2.4 million deaths alone in 2002
      • 40% survive on less than $1 per day
      • Malaria related mortality is at 1 million deaths (mostly children) yearly
    • Lack of infrastructure and capacity for healthcare delivery
    • Brain Drain: International and Local (Rural vs. Urban)
      • Africa has 10% of world population with 25% of global health burden but with only 3% of global health workforce
    • Enormous economic cost on health systems & individuals
      • 50% of Africa’s population pays out of pocket
    • eHealth innovations & investments are required to meet these needs
  • 3. Opportunities for eHealth Industry & Businesses
    • Private investments into Africa’s Health System required
      • International Financial Corporation- USD$30 Billion
      • The World Economic Forum (WE
    • Investment Opportunities
      • Innovation & Business Ideas Incubation
      • Product & Service Development & Delivery
      • Technology Transfer
      • R&D
      • Manufacturing
      • Outsourcing
  • 4. Areas of eHealth Investment
    • Health/Medical Record Systems
    • Health Management Information System
    • Electronic Health Cards
    • Telemedicine/ Telehealth
    • Telecare
    • Citizen-centric eHealth services
    • Health Insurance Services and Systems
  • 5. Economic Outlook is improving
    • Economic Growth & liberalization in Africa- 6%
    • OECD & World Bank 2008
    • Ripe investment environment
    • Telecommunication boom
    • Public-Private Partnership encouraged
    • Emerging Economies outside South Africa
  • 6. Policy support: Conducive Environments
    • Africa: Continental, Regional & National Government supports
    • Global Health Discourse/ International Development
      • UK Government- Sir Crisp Report
      • G8-Global Healthcare Application Subproject-4
      • EU policies (Telecommunication & ICTs)
      • Commonwealth Secretariat/Business Council
      • The USA-America Telemedicine Association
  • 7. Investors to understand:
    • Specific geopolitical regions & Health Organizational needs
    • Stakeholders & Environmental contexts & cultural backgrounds
    • Pace & nature of Health Systems’ reform & Technological changes
    • Conflicting Health & Industry/Business sectors logics, practices & models
    • Health sector’s Technology R&D, Financial & Assessment processes
    • National/Local Policies, Legislature & Standards structures and processes
      • Jennett & Watanabe 2006
  • 8. How to Invest: Business Models
    • Building a sustainable Business Model for ‘Win-Win Situation’
    • Understanding and Meeting Multiple Stakeholders Needs
        • End-users needs for design: Pro Poor vs. Niche markets
        • Understanding Organizational innovation & diffusion processes
        • Understanding Public Sector Procurement Processes
    • Understanding Environmental Constraints and Enablers : Policies/Regulation, Electricity (Renewable Energy), Financial/Economic/Funding
        • Managing sustainable Global & Local PPPs (People)
        • Low Access/Entry costs
    • Empathic or Compassionate Capitalism
      • Social Corporate Responsibility/ Ethical Investments
      • Global Corporate Citizenship
      • Ensure Local Capacity Building/ Training, Education
  • 9. Bottom of the Pyramid Consumers Prahalad et. al. 2006
  • 10. Bottom of the Pyramid Business Model Prahalad et. al. 2006
  • 11. How to Invest: Technology Innovations
    • Technological- Low cost eHealth products & Services
        • Low cost devices eg- mobiles, Laptops, PCs
        • Renewable Energies
        • Open Source software
        • Broadband Telecom Infrastructure
    • Compassionate & mutually beneficial IPR models
      • Technology Transfer management
    • Local innovation and R&D
      • Micro-manufacturing
      • Technical capacity building
      • Sustainable eHealth innovations
      • Collaborating with Local SMEs, Universities, Public sector
  • 12. Conclusion
    • Regional differences exists
      • Emerging economies such as South Africa, Brazil, India provides different opportunities:
    • Business Strategy Development for ROI
      • Health system configuration
      • Market size
      • Business Climate
      • Policies/Legislature
      • Investments & Telecom Infrastructures
  • 13. eHealth and Global Health: Investments Opportunities and Challenges for Industry in Developing Countries
    • Adesina Iluyemi
    • Young Fellow Royal Society of Medicine, England
    • Member , eMobillity, European Technology Platform
    • [email_address]
    • Presented at the eHealth 2008 Conference 8-9 September , City University, London

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