The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) on the 14th of December 2022, organized a fireside conversation to discuss the role of digital literacy in improving health outcomes in Nigeria. The discussion was aimed at educating the public on the importance of digital literacy and technology-enabled care (TEC) in improving healthcare outcomes in Nigeria. The conversation featured Dr. Amenze Eguavoen, Programs Manager, Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF), and Mr. Joel Ogunsola, Co-Founder and Director of Development, Technology for Social Change and Development (Tech4Dev).
The speakers highlighted the benefits of digital literacy in healthcare, such as improving access to health information and services and increasing the efficiency and quality of healthcare provision. They also discussed some of the challenges that hinder the uptake of digital interventions in Nigeria, such as the high cost of connectivity and limited access to infrastructure.
To address these challenges, the speakers recommended designing interventions tailored to the Nigerian landscape, improving literacy rates in Nigeria, and improving stakeholder engagement and commitment. They emphasized the need for strong government commitment and investment in stakeholder coordination, basic education, infrastructure, and research and development to aid innovation.
The conversation concluded that digital literacy has the potential to facilitate and fast-track the achievement of universal healthcare coverage in Nigeria. However, this can only be achieved through strong government commitment and investment in stakeholder coordination, basic education, infrastructure, and research and development to aid innovation.
To read the full report on the fireside conversation, click here.
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