Optimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Digital Health Strategies: Building Stronger Health Systems for the Future, Part 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the many ways in which countries’ digital health strategies have helped or harmed efforts to stem the tide of the disease. As we think about the lessons learned, it is vital to improve digital health strategies to create more robust health systems that are prepared for the next health crisis and can withstand the many population, environmental, and societal pressures we will face in the future.

What are the foundations we need to lay and the cross-sectoral strategies we need to adopt in order to adapt to meet the many future challenges? Learning from the lessons of COVID-19, what are the key policy, strategy, and implementation lessons we have learned that we use to improve our current systems?

During this two-part webinar, we will explore the successes and failures of various countries’ responses to COVID-19 and how we can turn these lessons learned into positive changes – both in our policy improvements and on-the-ground implementation – towards stronger health systems.

In part 2 of this series, we are drawing on these lessons learned to frame and design our development and implementation strategies moving forward in creating stronger digital health strategies.

Guest Moderator:

  • Michael Stahl, Digital Policy Adviser for the National Social Protection Council in Cambodia


  • Dr. Fazilah Shaik Allaudin, Senior Deputy Director, Planning Division at Ministry Of Health, Malaysia (KKM)
  • Peter Drury, Director at Drury Consulting Ltd
  • Sejal Mistry, Country Director at Access Health International Southeast Asia
  • Sam Ajadi, Senior Insights Manager – Ecosystem Accelerator at GSMA