The Commission, along with Digital Square and the Graduate Institute’s Global Health Centre, hosted a virtual side event at the World Health Assembly which addressed the fundamental digital infrastructure gap in digital health interventions.
More than 70 people from 30 countries attended the Commission and WHO’s side event at the 10th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum, which facilitated an open dialogue regarding the future of health governance in the context of digital transformations in health.
Commissioner Njide Ndili and members of the Secretariat presented findings from a review of national digital health strategies and interviews with digital health experts from the 10 African countries with the youngest populations.
Co-Chair Ilona Kickbusch moderated a panel and roundtable discussion on global governance and digital cooperation for health with 35 people from 19 international organisations and NGOs
With the WHO Representative Office in China, the Commission convened national experts to discuss the rapidly digitalising health landscape in the country, leveraging Chinese experiences to explore digital solutions that address public health needs and facilitate greater connection across all aspects of healthcare.
The IFRC and ICRC organised an online consultation on the current and potential impact of digital technologies and artificial intelligence for health in humanitarian settings.
Secretariat member Christian Franz presented his perspectives on platforms and governance of data and their relevance to the Commission’s work.
Commissioner Njide Ndili led an independent consultation in Nigeria which brought together young health and tech enthusiasts, private sector innovators, and policy makers in government to exchange ideas on and advocate for youth-inclusive access to healthcare.
Commissioner Andrew Wyckoff and OECD Health Policy Analyst Tiago Hashiguchi opened a discussion with representatives from sixteen international organisations on how their digital strategies incorporate health and well-being.
Fondation Botnar and the Permanent Missions of Switzerland, Germany, and India to the UN gathered experts and policymakers to call for digital solutions to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030.
Co-Chair Ilona Kickbusch introduced the Commission’s work to representatives from over twenty international organisations based in Geneva.