Accelerating the Journey to Self-Reliance through Strategic Investments in Digital Technologies

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USAID envisions a world in which people have access to the information and services they need to live healthy and prosperous lives. To reach this goal in an increasingly interconnected 21st century society, this USAID Digital-Health Vision (Vision) outlines four strategic priorities to guide the Agency’s future plans, programs, and procurements.

Consistent with the forthcoming USAID’s Digital Strategy (2020-2024), the goal of this Vision is to move the Agency beyond an era of funding characterized by fragmented pilots and siloed, program–specific information-technology systems, and toward a future shaped by investments in health strategies led and managed at the country level, and in systems that host governments and their local partners can operate, expand, and sustain independently over time.

This Vision, and the strategic shift in approach it signals, is essential to enabling partner countries’ Journeys to Self-Reliance in a digitally-enabled 21st century.

Help shape the Agency’s ongoing work by providing feedback on the draft Digital Health Vision. Feedback on the Digital Health Vision can be submitted via this Google Form.

The public comment period will be open from Monday, March 23, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020. Any questions may be directed to with ‘Digital Health Vision’ in the subject line.

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:15pm

Last updated: March 23, 2020