Peter Drury

Digital Health and Development Specialist

Peter Drury is an independent strategy consultant for ICT-enabled health and/or community development in developing countries.

A social scientist, with a PhD and MSc from the University of Surrey and BA from Cambridge University, Peter has had a longstanding interest in health and ICT. He has more than 25 years of experience, as consultant and employee, at all levels of the UK National Health Service, together with 6 years’ experience of the private sector (ICT) at Director level working in Emerging Markets.

He has also had an 8 years’ experience of working on digital health and development issues in Africa and South East Asia, with organisations such as UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, the Asian Development Bank, the Alliance for Affordable Internet, and the Asia eHealth Information Network.

As a consultant for the UK Department of Health, and later as the Head of its Information Policy Unit, he was involved in the development of four national strategies for Health ICT. He supported the development and promotion of the WHO/ITU toolkit for National eHealth Strategies in 2012 and has supported the development of eHealth strategies in a number of countries, as well as innovative solutions in community-based use of ICT and knowledge management.

For the Asian Development Bank, he has been lead author for the 2018 Guidance for Investing in Digital Health, and supported the development of the accompanying Digital Health Impact