Malaria Consortium endorses the Principles for Digital Development


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Malaria Consortium is happy to announce its endorsement of the Principles for Digital Development. As an endorser of the Principles for Digital Development, we will seek to embody the concepts of the Digital Principles. These principles will be represented in our work culture and in the policies and processes guiding our international development activities.

At Malaria Consortium we work closely with users and local governments to build digital systems to strengthen community based primary health care and disease surveillance. Our digital health work focuses on providing technical advice to governments on the implementation of digital health strategies and conducting operational research to build the evidence base for digital health development. Notable work has included supporting governments with the development of malaria and community health information systems in Cambodia, Mozambique and Myanmar. As well as operational research on SMS, android, and feature phone applications to improve community based primary health care in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Malaria Consortium will advocate for the Principles for Digital Development throughout the organisation. As an organisation we will develop an institutional vision and strategy for digital health development underpinned by the Principles for Digital Development. Malaria Consortium’s Digital Health Strategies Specialist, Sarah Marks, will act as the focal point for the Principles within the organisation, supporting the dissemination and implementation of best practices for digital development within the organisation. Through engagement in external forums such as the Digital Principles Forum, the Health Data Collaborative, Digital Solutions for Malaria Elimination Community of Practice, and others, Malaria Consortium will continue to align our strategies with the wider digital development community and contribute to the development of common goods to support the implementation of digital health strategies.

We look forward to being part of the Principles for Digital Development community and an active member of the Digital Principles Forum. For further information about our work, please consult our website.