Botswana approves eHealth system

Touring of one of the healthy facilities by WHO delegates and Masisi with other government officials PIC: BWPRESIDENCY
Touring of one of the healthy facilities by WHO delegates and Masisi with other government officials PIC: BWPRESIDENCY

Botswana has welcomed the decision made during the 73rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa to endorse eHealth Systems as a means to enhance national health systems.

This statement was made at the recently concluded 73rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, held in Gaborone on Friday. Following the decision, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health (MoH), Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe highlighted that Botswana noted with satisfaction that the utilisation of eHealth systems aligns with the regional Framework for Implementing the Global Strategy on Digital Health, which was approved during the 71st session of the Regional Committee for Africa in 2021.

This framework calls upon member states to establish multisectoral institutional arrangements for the implementation of digital health, develop digital health strategies, cultivate mature digital health systems, and prepare a digital health-ready workforce.

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