Andrew Kashoka completed his Master of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in Management Science and Engineering, a Master of Business Administration from the National Institute of Business Management in India in Operations Management and Finance and a Degree from the Institute of the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) in the United Kingdom.
Andrew is an information technology specialist and operations analyst who spent 14 years managing different databases of which 4 years was in China. He has been working with Ministry of Health Zambia for 10 years and coordinated development and review of data systems, data extraction, utilization and presentation, data policy development and security including analytics from various data sources at Ministry of Health. Andrew participated in a 5-day “Inter-governmental Learning Exchange to Advance Data-driven Decision-making” (I-LEAD) to develop focused strategies to address electronic health record (E.H.R) re-engineering and scale up challenges, and implementation of the GEEKS training program (January 2018) and was the Ministry of Health’s technology lead for the Search project (Sustainable Evaluation through Analysis of Routinely Collected HIV data), ZAMPHIA (Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment) and part of the investigative team on the effort to improve vaccination data quality in Zambia using BID (Better Immunisation data). He has worked with various stakeholders (UNAIDS, CDC, USAID, World Bank, Global Funds, Bill and Melinda Gates, UNICEF) in driving technology for Health delivery processes in areas such as Informatics, Electronic Health Records, Logistics and Supply Chain management, mHealth and Human Resources for Health to mention a few. He had the privilege of being part of a committee that successfully held the eLearning Africa conference (Zambia) in 2010 and played a cardinal role in the development of the first ever eHealth strategy for Zambia 2013, which contributed to the then first lady being honoured as e-Health ambassador for the United Nations International Society for Telecommunications in 2014. He was the lead in hosting the first ever e-Health conference in Zambia in 2015 and a subsequent conference in 2017. He is a keen driver of the Health Information Exchange and the interoperability agenda of systems in health for eGovernment achievement and improved informatics for more evidence based decision making to impact service delivery. He is the lead ICT technical advisor towards achieving Zambia’s first ever social health insurance. His responsibility is to deliver digital Health which will ensure integrated performance based decision making, improved research and analytics from the many data sources and tools and is currently working on deploying the Zambia Health Situation room to bring to life visibility of data collected in the Health Management Information System for health sector performance visibility at Senior Government level.