Digital Health Enterprise Planning Course

UNICEF India, the International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) jointly launched a comprehensive health course, today.  

Rolling out from 17 April 2024, the 'Digital Health Enterprise Planning Course' will equip healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare administrators, and allied health professionals with the skills to support the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. Policymakers, IT professionals, and individuals involved in healthcare technology implementation too can take the course.  

The course is a major step toward fulfilling UNICEF India's commitment to the Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH), launched during India's G20 Presidency in 2023. It aims to improve healthcare delivery by using digital technologies effectively, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the GIDH. 

Delivering the keynote address during the launch of the course, Cynthia Mc Caffrey, UNICEF India Representative said, “The digital health course launched by IIHMR, IIT Mumbai and UNICEF today builds on India’s commitment to promote digital innovation in the health system by equipping healthcare professionals with cutting edge skills and leveraging digital technologies. The course catalyses innovative solutions, strengthening healthcare delivery across the country, helping accelerate reach to the last child.”  

Dr SD Gupta, Trustee Secretary, IIHMR highlighted the need to strengthen the health system by bringing in digital solutions that are mutually inclusive and interoperable. 

The course curriculum, developed in consultation with leading experts from IIHMR Delhi, IIT Mumbai, and with technical inputs by UNICEF India, is adapted for the Indian context from a global programme offered by the Digital Health Centre of Excellence (DICE), a multi-agency consortium co-led by UNICEF and WHO, Dr Sutapa, Director IIHMR Delhi and Prof Santosh Noronha, IIT Mumbai informed. 


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