Health Innovations Conference 2022 – Building Resilient Healthcare Systems Through Innovations
Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic stretched healthcare systems to limits that left them unable to offer holistic care and continuity of services to other, non-COVID-19-related patient populations. The emphasis shifted to dealing with the increasing number of infections. Clinical resources, both human and infrastructural, could barely manage the surge. These challenges prompted stakeholders to think innovatively about building resilient healthcare systems to cope with future outbreaks and challenges.
The Academy for Health Innovation Uganda at the Infectious Diseases Institute successfully organised its fourth Health Innovations Conference at the Kampala Serena Hotel from December 12th to 13th, 2022, attracting over 320 innovators, health workers, private sector developers, and entrepreneurs to network.
Under the theme “Building Resilient Healthcare Systems Through Innovations”, presentations and discussions aimed at structuring adaptable systems that will be able to handle future challenges were held.
The US Ambassador to Uganda, Natalie E. Brown in her speech recognized the conference as a valuable opportunity to collectively take stock of the multiple innovations in the different spheres and share experiences that would ultimately improve the quality of care that can be provided in Uganda.
The rest of her remarks can be found here
The two-day event was attended by delegates from both Uganda and abroad, as well as from the USA, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Namibia.
The full sessions can be accessed in the video links below to catch up for all those who were unable to catch the live event.