At the Centre d’Expertise et de Recherche en Télémédecine et E-Santé (CERTES) and the Centre d’Innovation et de Santé Digitale du Mali (Digi-Santé-Mali), our colleagues have been working on a mapping of the national digital health ecosystem.

Last month, they held a workshop in Bamako to recapitulate the results of this mapping with almost 50 stakeholders from Mali, Burkina Faso and Burundi, including representatives of the state and the World Health Organization, healthcare professionals, members of NGOs, and entrepreneurs.

The workshop aimed to present the research work done over the past few months, including another workshop earlier this year, and to allow stakeholders to provide feedback for the improvement of the mapping.

The 47 digital health tools that were included in the mapping were presented and during their discussion, another 15 tools were mentioned by participants and added to the mapping. These 62 digital health initiatives included tools for teleconsultation, tele-teaching, clinical research, and more. The mapping further covered 16 projects and 39 organizations working on digital health.

The information that was collected and organized during this work will help the gdhub to advance its work on knowledge sharing, especially within the Implementome.

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