In 2020, PMI launched its Digital Community Health Initiative (DCHI) with a vision to strengthen quality health service delivery at the community level in PMI countries by investing in the scale-up of digitally enabled community health platforms. As a first step in this initiative, PMI has partnered with Digital Square at PATH to engage national malaria programs and other crucial stakeholders to understand the current digital environment and define country-specific priorities for using digital technology in community health programs.
Many countries have already taken the critical first step of mapping how digital strategies are used in planning and delivering quality health services at the community level, with a particular emphasis on malaria. Building on this foundation, PMI DCHI conducted an assessment—using surveys, focus groups, and interviews with key stakeholders—to fill knowledge gaps about the digital ecosystem at the community level. Country experts reviewed and validated the assessment.
The one-hour session will focus on the following: