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· Networking
Virtual doors open
Feel free to network, review today's schedule, visit the virtual expo area, or watch a tutorial video on how to navigate on Hopin's platform.
2021-04-27T12:15:00Z 2021-04-27T13:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Virtual+doors+open+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Opening Session and Remarks
Welcome message from the organizers
Nicola Hobby Hannah Cooper Darlene Irby Nina Langli
2021-04-27T13:00:00Z 2021-04-27T13:15:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Opening+Session+and+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote Address
Andrew Bastawrous
2021-04-27T13:15:00Z 2021-04-27T13:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Keynote+Address Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Global Health Security: One Health and Digital Development - Challenges and Opportunities Exposed During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This session will focus on the challenges observed during the COVID-19 pandemic response in Malawi with the lens of global health security concerns.
Joseph Wu
2021-04-27T14:00:00Z 2021-04-27T14:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Global+Health+Security%3A+One+Health+and+Digital+Development+-+Challenges+and+Opportunities+Exposed+During+the+COVID-19+Pandemic Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Implementing a Novel Immunization Tracking Pilot Program for Cross Border Populations
This session will provide attendees with an overview of an innovative immunization tracking solution for cross border populations.
Bashir Ahmed
2021-04-27T14:00:00Z 2021-04-27T14:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Implementing+a+Novel+Immunization+Tracking+Pilot+Program+for+Cross+Border+Populations Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Using Hyperlocal Geospatial Data to Build Country-specific COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Models
Breakout session on Geospatial Data and COVID-19 Vaccine.
Kenneth Davis Geoff Tam
2021-04-27T15:00:00Z 2021-04-27T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Using+Hyperlocal+Geospatial+Data+to+Build+Country-specific+COVID-19+Vaccine+Equity+Models Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Power of Upfront Thinking: Ensuring Digital Solutions Help You Monitor, Evaluate AND Learn from Your Work
During this session, participants will learn why it is good practice to invest in upfront thinking before building a MEL system.
Kim Longfield
2021-04-27T15:00:00Z 2021-04-27T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen The+Power+of+Upfront+Thinking%3A+Ensuring+Digital+Solutions+Help+You+Monitor%2C+Evaluate+AND+Learn+from+Your+Work Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Towards Tailored Perinatal Health in Zanzibar Through Machine-Learning
Discussion on how to use Machine Learning responsibly in public health settings.
Heiko Hornung
2021-04-27T15:00:00Z 2021-04-27T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Towards+Tailored+Perinatal+Health+in+Zanzibar+Through+Machine-Learning Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Future of Digital Health: Improving Access to Surgical Care through Innovation
Proximie is a cloud-based platform for virtual surgical collaboration allowing surgeons and educators to “scrub in” from wherever they are in the world.
Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram
2021-04-27T15:00:00Z 2021-04-27T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen The+Future+of+Digital+Health%3A+Improving+Access+to+Surgical+Care+through+Innovation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Health Information Products
Interactive session on health information products.
Serge Somda Frank Adjei-Banin
2021-04-27T15:00:00Z 2021-04-27T15:15:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Health+Information+Products Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel: Emerging Frontiers: Novel Data, Ethics, Practical Applications
Discussion on the hard questions of balancing opportunity, need, risk, and expected benefit when using potentially sensitive data for public good.
Tyler Smith Dr. Annie Chauma Mwale Mark DeZalia Sveta Milusheva Kieran Sharpey-Schafer
2021-04-27T16:00:00Z 2021-04-27T17:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Panel%3A+Emerging+Frontiers%3A+Novel+Data%2C+Ethics%2C+Practical+Applications Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Visit our vendors in the virtual expo area!
2021-04-27T17:00:00Z 2021-04-27T17:30:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Expo Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Designing AI Use Cases for Data Quality Using Advanced Algorithms
The speakers will share how Jhpiego has utilized dedupe Python algorithms and CSVDedupe to cluster and identify potential participant duplicates.
Matthew Deas Charles Waka Darlene Irby
2021-04-28T13:00:00Z 2021-04-28T13:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Designing+AI+Use+Cases+for+Data+Quality+Using+Advanced+Algorithms Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Remote Stewardship and Support of Frontline Health Workers using their Mobile Phones
Key Learnings from Interventions using different approaches: WhatsApp, IVR, and Moodle.
Rodrigo Gramajo Daniel Messer Wycliffe Waweru
2021-04-28T13:00:00Z 2021-04-28T13:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Remote+Stewardship+and+Support+of+Frontline+Health+Workers+using+their+Mobile+Phones Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Using Digital Dashboards to Strengthen a Media Movement: The Experience of MTV Staying Alive Foundation
MTV-SAF is a media movement that uses storytelling to save lives. Since 2005, MTV-SAF has created groundbreaking content to improve young people’s health.
Jessica Gergen Yvonne Diogo Kim Longfield
2021-04-28T14:00:00Z 2021-04-28T14:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Using+Digital+Dashboards+to+Strengthen+a+Media+Movement%3A+The+Experience+of+MTV+Staying+Alive+Foundation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Digital Ecosystems: Applying the 6 "P"s in the Transition to Digital Economies
Cardno will showcase the Balkans as a model for digital transformation of economy.
Raj Prasad Dragana Stanojevic
2021-04-28T14:00:00Z 2021-04-28T14:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Digital+Ecosystems%3A+Applying+the+6+%22P%22s+in+the+Transition+to+Digital+Economies Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Rapid Deployment of a Last-Mile Data Collection Tool
Dharma Platform is an easy to use, mobile data collection tool that can be immediately deployed to capture real time data, regardless of connectivity.
Hannah Radionovska Valerie Kerns Samuel Wasereka PhuongThao (PT) Le
2021-04-28T15:00:00Z 2021-04-28T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Rapid+Deployment+of+a+Last-Mile+Data+Collection+Tool+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Use of Artificial Intelligence for TB Case Detection in Nigeria
This session will discuss the design, deployment, management and impact of an AI tool for TB case findings in Nigeria.
Okey Okuzu
2021-04-28T15:00:00Z 2021-04-28T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Use+of+Artificial+Intelligence+for+TB+Case+Detection+in+Nigeria Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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From Visualization to Utilization: Getting KAP COVID-19 Data to Decision-Makers
How do you make the results of a behavioral-focused global survey of 1.7 million people on COVID-19 widely accessible, but not overwhelming? Learn more.
Dominick Shattuck Marla Shaivitz
2021-04-28T15:00:00Z 2021-04-28T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen From+Visualization+to+Utilization%3A+Getting+KAP+COVID-19+Data+to+Decision-Makers Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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COVID-19 Vaccinations in a Digital World: Blockchain Solutions
Discussion on Blockchain Solutions and COVID-19 vaccinations.
Dr. Inon Schenker
2021-04-28T15:00:00Z 2021-04-28T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen COVID-19+Vaccinations+in+a+Digital+World%3A+Blockchain+Solutions Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Introducing a Handbook for Mobile Data for Development
Discussions on mobile data for development
Trish Dorsey Emmanuel Letouzé Rachel Sibande
2021-04-28T15:00:00Z 2021-04-28T15:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Introducing+a+Handbook+for+Mobile+Data+for+Development Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel: Investing in Fit for Purpose Sustainable Data Architecture
We will discuss the nuance of sustainable investment with a view toward future models that outperform the current paradigm.
Cassie Morgan Maganizo Monawe Dr. Charles Holmes Marty Gross Dr. Boukary Ouedraogo
2021-04-28T16:00:00Z 2021-04-28T17:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Panel%3A+Investing+in+Fit+for+Purpose+Sustainable+Data+Architecture Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Join us in a virtual world where participants can network using live video.
2021-04-28T17:15:00Z 2021-04-28T18:15:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Networking+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Using Biometrics for Verified Impact at the Last Mile
Discussion on biometrics in global development
Toby Norman
2021-04-29T13:00:00Z 2021-04-29T13:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Using+Biometrics+for+Verified+Impact+at+the+Last+Mile Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Digital Solutions for Informed Malaria Control and Decision-making Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zanzibar
Discussion on the PMI VectorLink program, digital technology, and life-saving malaria control intervention in the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Jillian Berkowitz Grace J. Murage
2021-04-29T13:00:00Z 2021-04-29T13:45:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Digital+Solutions+for+Informed+Malaria+Control+and+Decision-making+Amid+the+COVID-19+Pandemic+in+Zanzibar Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Panel: Improving Program Insights through Data Integration & Interoperability
Discussion on the approaches taken by BAO Systems, Jhpiego, and FHI360 to integrate multiple data sources and gain valuable programmatic insights.
Scott Merritt Katherine Lew Lars Helge Overland Siaka Momoh Amina Abba Gana
2021-04-29T14:00:00Z 2021-04-29T15:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Panel%3A+Improving+Program+Insights+through+Data+Integration+%26+Interoperability Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Predicting Retention and Viral Suppression in HIV Programs
In this session, Lucien will show how machine learning can be used to identify HIV patients at risk for defaulting on treatment.
Lucien De Voux
2021-04-29T15:15:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Predicting+Retention+and+Viral+Suppression+in+HIV+Programs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Think Like a Technologist: Data Analytics and Decision-Focused Strategies for Global Health
This session will help participants prepare to extract knowledge from their data analysis tools and develop strategies that support informed decision-making.
Juan Pablo Sarmiento
2021-04-29T15:15:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Think+Like+a+Technologist%3A+Data+Analytics+and+Decision-Focused+Strategies+for+Global+Health Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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DHIS2 and COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Tools
This session will show tools for supporting COVID-19 vaccination planning, delivering and monitoring using DHIS2.
Mike Frost
2021-04-29T15:15:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen DHIS2+and+COVID-19+Vaccine+Delivery+Tools Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Preparing Large Data Sets (for e.g. Mobile Network Operator Data) for Analysis
Practical session on how to prepare large data sets.
Michael Moszczynski
2021-04-29T15:15:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Preparing+Large+Data+Sets+%28for+e.g.+Mobile+Network+Operator+Data%29+for+Analysis Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Country-driven COVID-19 Response
Rapid Development of Digital Health Solutions for COVID-19 Response for the MoH: Design and Deployment Experiences from UNICEF Malawi.
Phidelis Suwedi
2021-04-29T15:15:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Country-driven+COVID-19+Response Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Towards a Common Vision of a Strengthened NHIS: Burkina Faso MoH Initiatives
Building Sustainable NHIS Foundational Technical Blocks for Efficient Data Use for Decision Making to Improve Health Outcomes.
Dr. Rose Tinguérie Dr. Drabo Francois Dr. Gauthier Tougri Guillaume Foutry Dr. Traoré Soumeila Dr. Boukary Ouedraogo
2021-04-29T15:15:00Z 2021-04-29T16:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Towards+a+Common+Vision+of+a+Strengthened+NHIS%3A+Burkina+Faso+MoH+Initiatives Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Fireside chat: The Paradox of The Grand Bargain and The Global Pandemic
Our distinguished panel of experts will discuss the Grand Bargain and other areas of digital development that is thriving or falling short.
Dr. Richard Gakuba Simon Ndira Rachel Sibande
2021-04-29T16:15:00Z 2021-04-29T17:00:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Fireside+chat%3A+The+Paradox+of+The+Grand+Bargain+and+The+Global+Pandemic+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Thank you message from the organizers
Adebusoye Anifalaje Nicola Hobby
2021-04-29T16:55:00Z 2021-04-29T17:10:00Z Europe/Copenhagen Closing Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Dr. Traoré Soumeila

Head of Studies and Surveys - MoH Data and Statistics Directorate

Hannah Radionovska

Project Assistant - Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health

Guillaume Foutry

Program Manager, West Africa - Cooper/Smith

Dr. Gauthier Tougri

Coordinator, National Malaria Control Program (NMCP)

Dr. Drabo Francois

Head of the Health Awareness and Education Directorate

Dr. Rose Tinguérie

Demographer - WHO Burkina Faso

Amina Abba Gana

Business Solutions Manager - FHI360

Joseph Wu

Researcher - Luke International

Grace J. Murage

M&E Manager, PMI VectorLink Project - Abt Associates Inc., Tanzania

Jillian Berkowitz

M&E Specialist, PMI VectorLink Project - Abt Associates

Mike Cantrell

PhD, Data Science Manager - Parsyl

Serge Somda

West Africa Health Organization (WAHO)

Brandon Klyn

Lead, Business Intelligence - Cooper/Smith

Brett Onions

Senior Software Developer - Digital Health Division Malawi MoH

Wouter Deelder

Partner and Regional Director for Europe - Dalberg Advisors

Dr. Samuel Knauss

Co-founder - mTOMADY

Phyllis Nöster

Software Engineer - mTOMADY

Taonga Chilalika

Senior Program Associate - PATH

Valerie Kerns

Senior Director Product Management - BAO Systems

Trish Dorsey

Program Manager - Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)

Cassie Morgan

Sustainability Coordinator - Cooper/Smith

Tenly Snow

Communications Director - Cooper/Smith

Wycliffe Waweru

Deputy Director, Monitoring - PSI

Daniel Messer


Rodrigo Gramajo

Deputy Director, Digital Health and Monitoring - PSI

Emmanuel Letouzé

Director - Data-pop Alliance

Samuel Wasereka

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator - HealthRight International Uganda Office

PhuongThao (PT) Le

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Manager - HealthRight International

Edward Booty

Founder and CEO - reach52

Ben Brockman

Director - IDinsight

Zyed Musa Raza

User Engagement Manager - Zenysis Technologies

Debbie Rogers

Managing Director -

Dr. Homiyar Mobedji

Program Manager, Bookshare Asia and Africa - Benetech

Maganizo Monawe

Senior Digital Health Technical Advisor - Malawi MoH Digital Health Division

Dr. Charles Holmes

Director - Georgetown Center for Innovation in Global Health

Toby Norman

CEO - Simprints Technology

Phidelis Suwedi

Technology for Development Specialist - UNICEF Malawi

Nina Langli

Business Operations and Events Manager - BAO Systems

Charles Waka

Technical Advisor - Jhpiego

Matthew Deas

Senior Health Advisor, Digital Health - Jhpiego

Michael Moszczynski

Chief Data Scientist - Cooper/Smith

Dr. Inon Schenker

Blockchain for SDGs Champion - IMPACT

Mark DeZalia

Information Systems Team Lead - Department of State (S/GAC)

Dr. Annie Chauma Mwale

Head of Epidemiology & Surveillance - Public Health Institute of Malawi MoH

Darlene Irby

Director of Digital Health - Jhpiego

Marty Gross

Senior Program Officer, HIV Delivery - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Frank Adjei-Banin

Senior Technical Lead - BroadReach LLC

Siaka Momoh

Application Analyst - FHI360

Rachel Sibande

Senior Director, Country Outreach - Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)

Dragana Stanojevic

Chief of Party, USAID Cooperation for Growth Project - Cardno International Development

Dr. Richard Gakuba

Senior Health Informatics Consultant - ICAP

Simon Ndira

Compelling Works

Sveta Milusheva

Economist - World Bank

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram

Founder and CEO - Proximie

Scott Merritt


Dr. Boukary Ouedraogo

Director of Health Information Systems - Burkina Faso MoH

Kim Longfield

Founder and Principal - Databoom

Yvonne Diogo

Country Manager South Africa - MTV Staying Alive Foundation

Jessica Gergen

Data Designer, Information Strategist - Visualst

Marla Shaivitz

Director of Digital Strategy - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Dominick Shattuck

Director of Monitoring Evaluation - Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Kieran Sharpey-Schafer

Managing Partner & Lead Data Scientist - Palindrome Data

Hannah Cooper

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Cooper/Smith

Tyler Smith

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) - Cooper/Smith

Geoff Tam

Data Analyst - Fraym

Kenneth Davis

New Business Manager, Global Development - Fraym

Heiko Hornung

Director of Digital Solutions - D-tree International

Nicola Hobby

Senior Director of Program Operations - BAO Systems

Juan Pablo Sarmiento

Director of Engineering - Zenysis Technologies

Mike Frost

Senior Advisor - University of Oslo

Adebusoye Anifalaje

Chief Implementation Officer and Co-Founder - BAO Systems

Bashir Ahmed

Digital Health Coordinator - Intergovernmental Authority on Development

Okey Okuzu

Founder/CEO - InStrat Global Health Solutions

Lucien De Voux

Director - Palindrome Data

Raj Prasad

Chief Transformation Officer - Cardno International Development

Lars Helge Overland

Chief Data Officer and Co-Founder - BAO Systems

Katherine Lew

Director of Business Development - BAO Systems

Andrew Bastawrous

Co-Founder and CEO - Peek Vision

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