Egwuma Efo

Digital Health Solution Consultant

Egwuma Efo joined KNCV in January 2019, as a Digital Health Consultant to support the implementation of digital health solutions in focus countries and help to create pathways for acceleration digital health in projects and programs. She supports several projects as it concerns cross cutting digital health solutions, bridging gaps between technology and public health systems and providing health system strengthening strategies. This includes defining the approach for uptake of Digital Adherence Technologies (DATs) in countries, developing simple and easy-to-use tools for data utilisation to improve decision making and inform program planning in countries, most recently expanding into support to countries to define robust health system surveillance systems built on DHIS2.

In the previous 10 years, Egwuma has worked at several organisations including Vital Wave Inc. and Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), designing and implementing digital health solutions for diverse health programmes (Reproductive and Maternal Health, Immunisation and Malaria) in varied contexts and settings. She supported a toolbox of technologies and techniques for the development of innovative people centred models of care, driving sustainable improvements in the health system.

Egwuma holds an B-Tech in Engineering from Rivers State University Nigeria and an MSc Information Technology in Applied Systems from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She is a member of the data visualization society and heads a working group set-up to define standards on how to visualise public health data responsibly. Outside work, she is passionate about the empowerment of young African women in leadership and works with several organizations to mentor women.

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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