One of the most exciting things about non-profits is working with people who share a similar heart-felt cause. Discussions become so dynamic and meaningful! This is what happened when we started to bring in groups from HIMSS…and then BMS and others.
But what does “digital health” have to do with “digital food systems”? What does it have to do with better nutrition?
At the very foundation of health is good nutrition. Without it, we see health conditions that can take life away from kids. Acute and chronic malnutrition is a health condition. These conditions can be managed with digital health tools. In fact, we see the application of digital health in the mountain jungles as a cornerstone for healthy transformation of malnourished kids.
So when GlobalRise presented the keynote at HIMSS22’s Global Health Equity Symposium and met the VP of Digital Health at Bristol Meyers Squibbs, we got pretty excited! BMS is looking at global health equity, digital health and projects that can help to drive discovery in this emerging arena. Our conversations lead to the convergence of activity between HIMSS Institute, BMS and GlobalRise in a powerful way! In fact, it lead to scoping of a new Digital Health Week with participation by HIMSS, BMS and GlobalRise in Kasese, Uganda, during our Mission2022.
With HIMSS and BMS, we are conducting consultations with three hospitals in areas of low resources, like Kasese, as well as a unique surgical hospital, supported by Mt Sinai Medical Center in NYC, that offers oncology services and more. As part of this we are consulting with Kisoro District Hospital, a project of Montifore Medical Center. We are also reviewing medical initiatives at Rwenzori International University, Bugema University and Makarere University in the Kampala area.
As we learn, we will make better decisions about how to position our multi-thematic Digital Food System to sustainably lift hundreds of thousands out of disease and poverty in southwestern Uganda…and beyond!
Check Out Our Other Recent Blogs:
- Group Visit During Mission 2022Global health leaders roll up their sleeves to help Ugandans and to understand their challenges from Kampala to Kisoro.
- University InaugurationAs part of the Digital Food System, GlobalRise seeks to build a Center for knowledge transfer and workforce training at the University. This will ensure that local people are trained to manage the food system.
- Meet Emmanuel and Michael!Emmanuel and Michael are offering unyielding commitment and support to the people of Kasese.
- Community Nutrition: Armed with Knowledge and Tools, Kasese Families are Fighting BackDiscover how families in the Rwenzori region are fighting back against childhood malnutrition.
- Rwenzori International UniversitySixty universities operate in Uganda, yet none serve the Rwenzori Mountains where over one million Bakonzo live…until today.