A Roundtable discussion on “Future of eHealth in Bangladesh”

Date: 26 April 2010

The Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) organized a roundtable discussion on “Future of eHealth in Bangladesh” onApril 26, 2010  on Tuesday at 4:00 P.M. at the BEI conference room (House 20, Road 05, Gulshan 01, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh).

Prof. A. F. M. Ruhal Haque, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the Chief Guest at the roundtable. A keynote presentation had been made by Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Azad, Director (MIS), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Mr. Farooq Sobhan, President, BEI chaired the roundtable.

This round-table is part of a BEI-initiated comprehensive study on the current state and opportunities of e-Governance in Bangladesh. The study aims to assist the Government of Bangladesh in realizing the vision of establishing a ‘Digital Bangladesh’. Bangladesh has made significant progress in health sector and in achieving the MDGs (goal 4, 5 and 6). Bangladesh is also a role model in developing countries with respect to incorporating information systems in the health sector.

However, with rapid change of technologies and the emerging potential of e-Health and mobile telemedicine, there are scopes for significant improvement using innovative approaches. This particular round-table is being organized to bring together stakeholders from the government, development partners, domestic and international health institutes and telemedicine companies to discuss the future opportunities of eHealth to provide better and affordable health care by using optimal utilization of limited resources.

BEI is expecting participation from various development agencies, government officials, organizations and relevant professionals who are working actively in the Health issues of Bangladesh.

For any other information pertaining to the programme, please contact me Mr. Asif Ayub, Programme Manager, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) at Tel – +880 2 9892662/3 (Ext: 120), Mobile – +880 1911 388 022 or at email – asif@bei-bd.org