Digital Transformation and Global Health (1,5 ECTS)

About this training

The course aims to equip the global audience to reflect on the overall impact of digitalisation on healthcare systems and on international development cooperation in the healthcare sector. Participants will learn to identify opportunities and challenges that the digital transformation brings to the healthcare sector globally, evaluate and assess digital options, identify and prioritize necessary (or unnecessary) digital projects and structure them as well as learn how these projects respond to policy priorities and stakeholder needs. The participants will explore the role of digital health interventions in Continuous Quality Improvement of healthcare services for achievement of Universal Health Coverage.

1,5 ECTS

Taught by Steven Wanyee, Co-Founder & Director of Digital Health Solutions, Research and Innovation (DHSRI), IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited and Steven Uggowitzer, Senior Architect, Health Information Systems, ICT4D. digital square interview with Steven Wanyee here

30 Student module input hours
Morning & early afternoon live lectures with the tutors will be followed by independent work in the afternoon (CET) Monday – Wednesday with a final homework feedback session on Friday (no live sessions on Thursday, which is dedicated to independent work and reading).


The main live sessions include: 

  • Digital Health Basics
  • Global status and evolution of digital health 
  • Policy for establishment of sustainable digital systems 
  • Technical Infrastructures for digital health & Cybersecurity
  • Evidence & the case for investment in digital health to improve outcomes 
  • Digital Health Leadership
  • Digitalisation in times of pandemics (case of COVID-19) 
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Case studies & much more 
Course Experts

Taught by Steven Wanyee, Co-Founder & Director of Digital Health Solutions, Research and Innovation (DHSRI), IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited and Steven Uggowitzer, Senior Architect, Health Information Systems, ICT4D.
Steven Uggowitzer - Passionate about appropriate use of technology and information for decision making in the health sector and developing countries. I have over twenty years experience in engineering internet technology, information and management systems; with over 15 years of international experience in public health and global health related information systems, deploying mission critical tools in large enterprise environments; and ICT support to health technical programmes at global, regional and country level. Currently focused on interoperability and systems architectures based around DHIS2. Specialties: Information Technology, Health Information Systems, Evaluations and assessments, ICT in Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Management, ICT for health systems strengthening, United Nations and Specialised Agencies, boutique philanthropic advisory services, Systems architecture, IT management, ICT, ICT4D, Field IT and Communications in disaster situations, country offices, primary health, international health. Select work: WHO, UNDP, Global Fund (GFATM), Roll Back Malaria (RBM), Program on Maternal and Newborn Child Health, Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), GOARN. Techie Acronyms that I know a bunch about: ITIL, Prince2, ICDL, CISSP, ISO9001, Asterisk, SIP, Java, Struts, Perl, Python, OpenWRT, VoiP, IPV6, Linux, VMWare esxi, virtualization, mongodb, apache, ubuntu, redhat.
Steven Wanyee is a digital health specialist with over 20 years years experience designing, developing, implementing, supporting, maintaining and using digital health interventions in research for health (RCTs mainly) and delivery of healthcare services in Low and Medium Income Countries. Born in Kenya and currently working out of Nairobi, Steven's work in digital health has seen him support direct service delivery right from the community level, to top National level policy, planning, management, strategy and administrative functions in the health sector. Globally, he continues to work with leading multi-agency, multi-lateral donor, development and implementing organizations including WHO, World Bank, USAID, CDC, GIZ, DFiD among others. He serves on several global informatics initiatives including the Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group of the Health Data Collaboratives mechanism, Secretary of the Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA), Board member of the OpenMRS Community of Practice, is a founder and current Secretary General of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA) and recently got appointed to serve on the Safaricom Health Advisory Board. digital square interview with Steven Wanyee here