Digital health has the potential to help accelerate progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030 by expanding coverage of primary healthcare services, strengthening health systems, reducing costs, and improving quality of care. It can also put people at the centre of the health system, giving them more control over their own health outcomes. However, in many countries, this potential is not being fully harnessed. Due to the digital divide, over 3.6 billion people are unconnected to the internet and therefore unable to access digital health tools.
Transform Health, Fondation Botnar, the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030, Medicus Mundi Switzerland and AI for Good are hosting an event during Digital Health Week <http://digitalhealthweek.co/> to build political momentum for action and investment in digitally-enabled primary healthcare to close the digital health equity gap and accelerate progress to achieve UHC.
The event will bring together government representatives, international organisations, civil society, youth representatives, and industry to hear diverse stakeholder perspectives and commitments to make progress on this agenda. The event will also feature the launch of a new report by Transform Health, “The case for digital health: Accelerating progress to achieve UHC”
- Date: Tuesday, 30th November 2021
- Time: 13:00-14:30 CET
- *Mode: *Virtual (as part of the AI for Good Summit
- *Register Here
Please share with your networks and you can Tweet about the event by clicking *HERE <https://ctt.ac/JWMG5> *(event poster attached; Twitter handles of co-hosts - @Trans4m_Health, @FondationBotnar, @CSOs4UHC, @Network_MMS, @ITU_AIForGood)*.*
We hope you will be able to join us!
*Kirsten Mathieson *(she/her)
Policy Lead, Transform Health
+44 (0) 7413863136