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EMPHNET Participates in Regional IDRC Workshop on Data-Driven Digital Health Innovations to Strengthen Rights and Health Services
    EMPHNET Participates in Regional IDRC Workshop on Data-Driven Digital Health Innovations to Strengthen Rights and Health Services
    July 15, 2019   |  Jordan

    EMPHNET participated in a four-day research agenda and proposal development regional workshop sponsored and facilitated by IDRC – International Development Research Centre between June 16 and 19, 2019. With focus on data-driven digital health innovations to strengthen rights and health services in the MENA Region, the workshop’s aim was to discuss an emerging research agenda where health, data and human rights meet with the intention to create space to develop proposals that address pressing questions identified as part of the research agenda.

    The workshop’s participants represented UN organizations, international and regional NGOs, academia, and the private sector.

    The first two days of the workshop were dedicated to the research agenda setting discussion, which involved all workshop participants from various organizations. The third and fourth days of the workshop were dedicated to proposal development discussions for participants that had already submitted their concept notes covering topics on health, human rights, gender equality and data governance in fragile contexts.

    EMPHNET’s participation in this workshop was an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with stakeholders towards serving the health needs of the region.