Sean Blaschke is the Global Coordinator for the Digital Health Center of Excellence. Sean has spent over fifteen years working on the convergence of technology and development in West, Central and Eastern Africa, advising government and development partners on health systems strengthening, health information systems, and national digital health programs.
Mr. Blaschke led UNICEF support, in collaboration with WHO, to develop the Ugandan MoH’s eHealth Strategy, Policy, and M&E Frameworks, as well as coordinated UNICEF’s support to the national scale-up of eHMIS (DHIS2 & mTrac), FamilyConnect and the iHRIS Community Health Worker module. During the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, he led the development and deployment of the mHero mobile application to improve communications with Frontline Health Workers and which now serves as the national eIDSR platform. Mr. Blaschke also played a key role in designing digital health interventions in a range of countries including Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and contributed to key global tools including WHO’s Guidelines for Digital Health, the WHO Digital Implementation Investment Guide, the MAPS toolkit, and the Principles of Digital Development. Mr. Blaschke currently serves as UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office Technology for Development Business Analyst.