(Ecofin Agency) - The government of Congo said it is soon implementing a national e-health strategy, using ICTs to develop the sector. The related framework document was first validated by e-Health experts and technical partners on October 18, during a workshop held in Brazzaville.
According to Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo, the health Minister, the national strategy “will provide quality health information for decision-making, using digital technologies adapted to the health sector.” The official said that its approval “will pave the way for its adoption before and its implementation by 2020.”
For Léon Juste Ibombo, Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, the national e-health strategy, which is fully in line with the National Digital Economy Development Strategy, will contribute greatly to strengthening the provision of care and improving health services across the country.
“Digital technology will allow better collaboration between the liberal, hospital and medico-social professionals. It will also make innovative tools available for patients and professionals,” Léon Juste Ibombo said.
Let’s note the national e-health strategy will be implemented by a technical committee set up by the Ministries of Health and Telecommunications.