Invitation to WHO side event at UNGA: Digital Health Network of networks, Thursday, 24 September from 2:00 -3:30pm CET (8:00am - 9:30am EDT)

23 September, 2020

Dear HIFA members,

All HIFA members are invited to a virtual WHO side event at the United Nations General Assembly: Digital Health Network of networks. Please see details below.

I have uploaded the draft agenda for the meeting here:

Further information here:

We look forward to see you there!


Dear friends and colleagues,

Digital technologies offer an unprecedented opportunity to transform the healthcare sector and stimulate healthy socio-economic growth. We believe that these technologies can be most effectively used if we could together build a global digital health community around it. A community which will come together to prioritize resources in areas of most need, share best practices, help build capacity, accelerate and adopt digital health solutions at all levels.

As the COVID-19 Pandemic and Global Health Emergency continues to spread at various rates around the globe, it becomes more important than ever for us to collaborate and come together.

We are hosting a side event on the « Digital Health Network of networks » at the UNGA on: Thursday, 24 September from 2:00 -3:30pm CET (8:00am - 9:30am EDT).

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for a virtual round table, the very first with participants across various sectors (Development partners, Civil Societies, NGOs, Private Sector etc.).

The purpose of the round table to discuss how we can bring together the global digital health community to collaborate and engage in the prioritization, adoption and acceleration of digital health technologies.

Please find attached the agenda for the round table. Please find below the Zoom meeting link to participate at the round table:

Join Zoom Meeting: Digital Health Network of networks

Meeting ID: 971 1473 9755

Passcode: DHealth20#

In case you cannot attend the event for some reason, please send this information to a colleague to represent you/your organization.

We are required to carry out credential checks at the lobby before we let participants into the meeting. In order to facilitate and expedite the credential checks, we request you to kindly do the following:

- follow the naming convention and update your display name correctly (participant name, organisation name)

- check in 10 mins before the event is scheduled to begin (i.e. 1:50pm onwards)

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on in case you require further information.

We look forward to meeting you virtually this Thursday.

Yours sincerely,

Bernardo Mariano Junior

Director, Digital Health & Innovation

World Health Organization


Best wishes, Neil

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