WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions (3)

21 April, 2019

I'm also troubled by the exclusively mobile emphasis of this WHO "digital interventions" guideline -- how can they ignore other web-based resources like NextGenU.org's providing a Master's in Public Health as the world's first degree -- we created that precisely for such needs...

Neil, you'll gather these thoughts? Is this truly a draft that we can have input into? [*see note below]


Erica Frank, MD, MPH

Professor + Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia

Founder + President, www.NextGenU.org

Principal Investigator, Healthy Doc = Healthy Patient

Research Director, Annenberg Physician Training Program

HIFA profile: Erica Frank is the Founder and President of NextGenU.org, the world's first portal to free, accredited higher education, now being used in 193 (of 195) countries, and offering the world's first free degree (a Master's degree in Public Health), as well as a MedSchoolInABox that includes Graduate Medical Education. Erica is Professor and Canada Research Chair of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and is a physician specializing in preventive medicine. Her research established the strong and consistent influence of clinicians' health habits on their patients. She was Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Preventive Medicine (1994-1999), and the 2008 President of the Nobel Peace Prize winning (1985 and 2017) Physicians for Social Responsibility. erica.frank AT ubc.ca

[*Note from HIFA moderator (NPW): The draft WHO Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-24 is open for public consultation until 30 April. I would like to encourage HIFA members to review the strategy and submit your comments directly to WHO (see link to survey below) and meanwhile share your thoughts here on HIFA for further discussion.

1. Draft WHO Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-24


2. Online form for comments: https://extranet.who.int/dataform/upload/surveys/183439/files/Public-Con...

Note: The online form relates to the Strategy 2020-24. As far as I can see there is no mechanism for comments on the Guideline on which the Strategy is based.]