The Global South eHealth Observatory, a Fondation Pierre Fabre initiative, is designed to identify, document, promote and help develop eHealth initiatives that improve access to quality healthcare and medicines for the most disadvantaged populations in resource-limited countries. It stands as the leading resource and gateway for development of eHealth in the Global South.
The Observatory hosts its 5th annual conference at the head office of Fondation Pierre Fabre near Toulouse on 15th of October 2020. Streamed live to 14 digital campuses around the world, and relayed in full via the odess.io website, this annual meeting for e-health stakeholders brings international experts and potential partners together. Competition winners are also invited to the conference to showcase their innovations and receive their Observatory Awards.
The Fondation Pierre Fabre, a State-approved charitable organisation since 1999, operates in 14 countries through 15 programmes to improve access to medicines and quality healthcare in the South. The Foundations initiatives are grouped into four distinct orientations:
The Foundation has also been working in the realm of e-health since 2015.