The African Women in Digital Health (AWiDH) movement was officially launched during the 2nd Annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2022), in December 2022 under the leadership Africa CDC with support from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Digital Health Network, IntraHealth, UNICE, the Ministry of Health and Social action of Senegal, Path and Qhala. Subsequently, a working group was put together to co-create the AWiDH flagship campaign of the Digital Transformation Strategy of Africa CDC as well as its action plan. The main objective of the movement is to address the digital gender gap through a multidisciplinary platform bringing together stakeholders working on health issues to ensure effective collaboration and coordination for women’s meaningful engagement and leadership in digital health.
The movement relies on three strategic objectives:
Specifically, AWiDH expects to achieve: