Digital transformation can strengthen health systems, helping to ensure the right information is available for the right person at the right time. Unlocking this system-strengthening potential requires understanding and investing in the digital health enabling environment, a topic that is explored in the first technical guidance note in this series. This second technical guidance note focuses on how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) can support country governance of digital health effectively by advancing its partner countries’ national digital health strategies.

This note includes:

  • An Overview that explains the definition and importance of national digital health strategies
  • Recommended actions aligned to the USAID Program Cycle
  • Country examples and illustrative personas demonstrating how USAID staff can align activities with recommendations
  • A Summary checklist to support USAID staff and partners with implementing the Digital Health Vision