The first AfDB eHealth award recognizes the current work being done in e- and m-health in Africa. It aims to encourage the production and sharing of knowledge on eHealth solutions and provide added value through the sharing of lessons learnt in e- and m-health. One hundred and sixteen high-quality proposals were received and reviewed by an expert panel. A total of 40 short-listed projects were asked to submit a full proposal.
The list of winners for the first AfDB eHealth award was selected by a technical committee composed of international experts from African countries and international organizations. The proposals were evaluated according to criteria that included: a clear description and analysis of the most important health challenge addressed by the project; a description of proposed eHealth solution and how it alleviates the challenge or mitigates its effects; a description of innovative aspects of the proposed solution; useful lessons learned and recommendations; implementation arrangements; budgetary estimates; key strengths of the institution and partners leveraged to achieve project goal and objectives; estimated impact of roll-out of proposed solution throughout the country; quality of information and data provided; and letters of recommendation.
The technical committee reviewed and rated the proposals and ten winners have been identified against the above mentioned criteria. To reflect the variety of proposals received and health challenges addressed, proposals were organized into four categories: Access to health information; Empowering the health workforce; Health education for the public and Delivering health services.