Watch TechChange at WSIS Forum 2021’s Digital Skills for E-Health Panel


The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community.

TechChange was invited to participate in the ‘Digital Skills for E-Health: Post COVID-19‘ panel organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The panel’s goal was to discuss the role of digital skills in health with a special focus on the impact of COVID-19 on digital skills and explore the challenges and opportunities for policymakers, citizens, and medical personnel to acquire these skills.

Ariel Frankel, TechChange’s Director of Public Health, participated on the panel along with Kyle McGregor (Thomas Jefferson University), Susan Teltscher (ITU), Bernardo Mariano Junior (WHO), Derrick Muneene (WHO), Hani Eskandar (ITU), Ana Carolina del Pozo (Humanitas University) & Zohar Lederman (Hebrew University/Ben Gurion University) and shared her experiences leading the Digital Health: Planning National Systems training which is designed to empower ministry leadership with the technical concepts and planning tools necessary to steer and orient national digital health stakeholders.

During the panel, Ariel shared the five key steps on how TechChange tailors online learning for impact.

Missed the session? Click here to watch the full session recording.

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