A diverse range of stakeholders, including the esteemed staff from the World Health Organization Headquarters and the Federal Ministry of Health Ethiopia, are coming together at the eHealth Lab Ethiopia at the University of Gondar to participate in this groundbreaking event.
The workshop aims to review and adapt the content of the WHO Digital Adaptation Kit for Antenatal Care (ANC) for use in different settings. Additionally, it aims to address any gaps or challenges in implementing digital antenatal care programs and provide guidance on how to overcome them. The workshop seeks to promote the effective use of technology in delivering antenatal care services, especially in resource-limited settings where access to traditional healthcare may be limited.
The Digital Adaptation Kits (DAKs) are a component of the SMART guidelines program and consist of data and health information that align with the World Health Organization’s antenatal care guidelines. These kits are designed to be compatible with various digital systems. This kit is a vital resource that will revolutionize antenatal care practices by leveraging digital technologies. By providing evidence-based guidelines and tools, it will empower healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality care to expectant mothers.

The commitment of the WHO and who the Ethiopian MoH is evident in their participation in this workshop, aimed at improving maternal health outcomes. Their collaboration demonstrates their dedication to utilizing digital solutions for better antenatal care delivery. This event provides a valuable opportunity for participants to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and contribute their expertise to enhance antenatal care.
By working together, we can ensure that the DAK is tailored to local contexts, cultural sensitivities, and healthcare systems. We express our sincere gratitude to all those involved in organizing this workshop. Our dedication and hard work will undoubtedly lead to improved antenatal care services not only in Ethiopia but also globally. It is through initiatives like these that we can bring about significant changes in maternal healthcare practices worldwide.