WS11 : Promoting health in digital times

Context :

Forty years after Alma Ata and 30 years after the Ottawa Declaration, health promotion in and with communities remains a critical element for improving health.
The ongoing digital revolution brings new tools that can facilitate the dissemination of information, awareness and training of populations, the link between patients and health structures. These tools, especially mobile phones, also facilitate the active involvement of citizens.
These changes are present all over the world but represent a particular hope in resource-limited countries.
From two concrete situations (one in Cameroon and one in Kenya), the workshop proposes to explore how the dynamics of health promotion can be developed with digital tools.


Objectives :

  1. Identify the needs to be addressed in the 2 projects in Cameroon and Kenya
  2. Identify the actors involved in these health promotion
  3. Propose activities for health improvement in these 2 contexts
  4. Highlight the activities facilitated by digital tools
  5. Identify the opportunities and risks of using these digital tools


Participants :

Heinrichs Nancy NorWest Co-opCanadaChairman
Sozanski Gabriella Alliance for Health PromotionSwitzerlandChairman
Battisti MarcoFederazione SanitàItaliaMembre
Chave RomainEducation and Solidarity NetworkFranceMembre
Girard Jean PierreUniversité du Québec à MontréalCanadaMembre
Kadasia BernardAlliance for Health PromotionKenyaMembre
Kirkbride MichelleNorWest Co-opCanadaMembre
Roebbel NathalieSocial Determinants of Health Unit, WHOSwitzerlandMembre
Schulze AlexanderSDCSwitzerlandMembre
Shiroya VeronicaHeidelberg UniversityGermanyMembre
Tadjudje WillyLouvain UniversityBelgiumMembre
Tchami, GuyILOSwitzerlandMembre

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