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Regional Health Data Sharing and Protection Policy

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Is a regional trade bloc that seeks to “ensure that peace and stability prevail in the sub-region so that economic development can take place” and “contribute towards alleviation and mitigation of humanitarian crisis through long term strategies and response to acute crises.” 

IGAD’s core mandate includes fostering integration and cooperation

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IGAD Regional Health Data Sharing and Protection Policy FRAMEWORK

Representatives from the IGAD member states responded to the above findings by mandating IGAD to develop a regional health data sharing policy.40 The IGAD Regional Health Data Sharing and Protection Policy framework seeks to provide clear guidance for the member states on health data sharing via a set of universal principles that ensure that health data is adequately protected.

This framework emphasizes the rights of patients by outlining the rights of data subjects and details the roles and responsibilities …

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IGAD Regional Health Data Sharing and Protection Policy Framework IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

The implementation of the guiding principles and best practices highlighted in the IGAD Regional Health Data Sharing and Protection Policy Framework will ideally be done over a period of several months to years. While the principles align with best practices, their intended effects will not be achieved if not properly implemented.

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