The USAID Digital Strategy 2020-2024 alongside The Vision for Action in Digital Health outline USAID’s deliberate and holistic commitment to strengthen open, inclusive, and secure digital ecosystems in support of governments' initiatives to help people live freer, healthier, and more prosperous lives. Digital ecosystems encompass the collective stakeholders, systems, and enabling environments that empower people and communities to use digital technology to gain access to services, engage with each other, or pursue economic opportunities. These digital ecosystems are transforming how people access information, goods, services, and opportunities; in today’s world, a country cannot achieve self-reliance without them.
Out of the four strategic priorities stated in the USAID’s Vision for Action in Digital Health two of focus on digital health strategy and architecture as stated below,
- Support the development of, and align investments to, national and, where appropriate, regional digital-health strategies
- Support the development of, and align investments to, a national digital-health architecture
In line with these two strategic priorities, GHSC-PSM performed an activity providing support to Ministries of Health in Malawi and Rwanda. The objective of the activity was to provide a guiding framework for Malawi and Rwanda to develop Digital Supply Chain Strategy and Architecture, that aligns with existing national digital health and supply chain transformation strategies and priorities.