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Governing health futures 2030
Growing up in a digital world

The Lancet And Financial Times Commission Report

The Commission’s report engages with societal and governance questions that emerge at the interface of digital and health transformations, exploring the convergence of universal health coverage (UHC) with digital health, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies. It recommends actions for digital health stakeholders to ensure that the deployment of digital technologies in health promotes wellbeing, supports UHC, and transforms health systems to better serve our needs, with an emphasis on children and young people who stand to inherit governance models being designed today.

2021 Impact Report

Established in October 2021, The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030 has already produced significant impact in the areas of digital health and transformation. Explore the work done by the Commission over the past year. 

Governing Health Futures 2030: Growing up in a digital world



Learn how the Commission is recommending a healthier digital environment for children, and the roles that policymakers, academics, and governments play today.

Executive Summary

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Report Launch

Relive our report launch event at the World Health Summit in Berlin on 25 October 2021.

Youth Statement and Call for Action

Youth statement and CfA

Representatives from twenty-three global youth networks, after convening at a two-part GHFutures2030 Youth Consultation, authored a statement on questions of relevance. They also adopted a strong call to stakeholders to take action toward strong governance of the digital transformations of health futures with youth involved at every level.

Digital childhoods

There is no universal experience of growing up in a digital world. So, how do we distinguish between the different lived experiences of digital transformations in health as experienced by young people around the world?

How digital technologies can support young people’s health along the age continuum

Digital health technologies are helping to improve young people’s access to quality healthcare from conception to early adulthood. As such, the health, wellbeing, and views of young people should be a primary consideration when developing digital health tools and policies.

Digital health readiness

The Commission proposes that the digital health readiness of countries should be measured along ten enablers which encourage all actors in a digitally-enabled health ecosystem to align their digital transformation efforts with the Sustainable Development agenda and goal of UHC.