07-06-2016

Pierre Fabre Foundation: Creation of an "e-health observatory for southern countries"

The Pierre Fabre Foundation, a recognized non-profit organization, has created an "e-health Observatory for Southern countries". Online as of July 1st, it identifies e-health initiatives in Southern countries. A conference was held today, at the Foundation’s headquarters, during which the leaders of the most interesting projects presented their initiatives, to an audience including representatives of public and private organizations involved in supporting and financing e-health solutions.

Over the past few years, the digital world has really taken off in Southern countries. New technologies offer opportunities to create targeted, durable and sustainable systems to improve health in Southern countries, particularly in regions that lack health care personnel and infrastructure.

Aware of the extraordinary opportunities offered by e-health in the least developed countries, the Pierre Fabre Foundation has decided to create an "e-health Observatory for Southern countries." The primary aim of this Observatory is to carry out a targeted analysis of e-health initiatives in African and Southeast Asian countries and in India, then make this information available to the scientific, medical and economic communities and give these initiatives the opportunity to develop.

The results and the database built will be published via a dedicated website www.odess.io, which has been online since July 1st, 2016.

A conference day took place today at the Pierre Fabre Foundation’s headquarters, in Lavaur, in Tarn. Open to people working in development aid, new technologies and health care, the conference was streamed online. The project leaders presented the initiatives considered the most interesting. The event has raised the profile of their projects and encouraged dialogue between stakeholders in the South and public and private organizations involved in supporting and financing e-health solutions. The recorded video of the conference will also be available for replay after July 4, 2016 on the e-health Observatory website.

See the "e-health Observatory for Southern countries" on video: