Policy Brief

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?

Policy Brief

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.

Policy Brief

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.

Digital Health Futures: Summary Report from a 2020 U Report Poll

In collaboration with UNICEF’s U-Report, the Commission explores how young people currently use digital technologies for health, their perceived benefits and risks of digital technologies, how they think governments and tech companies can better govern digital health, and what they imagine digital health will look like in 2030?

Digital Childhoods

The Commission has created six digital childhood profiles to illustrate the diversity of young people’s lived experiences of growing up in a digital world.

Governance Database

This database contains examples of governance actions and proposals by governments, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, the private sector, and other key actors. It is organised based on themes relevant to the Commission’s Report.

Addressing the Fundamentals of Equity, Solidarity, Democracy and Human Rights

Investing in the SDGs to address the social, commercial and environmental determinants of health; bridging the digital and health divide; ensuring health and digital rights; enfranchising and including every citizen; involvement of citizens and communities.

Targeting Power Asymmetries

Digital cooperation, digital taxes and digital governance; regulating powerful players and adopting mission-oriented innovation policies.

Enhancing a Solidarity-Based Approach to Health Data

Defining health data and principles for its use; building data institutions for data solidarity in health.

From Strategy to Implementation

The Commission’s Secretariat traces the pathways towards digital transformation of the youngest Sub-Saharan African countries’ health systems by reviewing their digital health strategies and implementation.

Commissioned Work

"GOVERNING HEALTH FUTURES 2030:" by NICK COULDRY & ULISES A. MEJIAS

Prof. DiResta describes the evolution of the information environment, including communities where health misinformation circulates (e.g. vaccine-hesitant and anti-vaccine groups). How have/can social network platforms, public health professionals, and science communicators stem the tide of health misinformation?

"Governance, Child Rights and Digital Health" by Third et al

Prof. Third et al discuss how decision-makers can assert the importance of children’s rights in digital health governance and build a robust digital health ecosystem that is responsive to children’s rights.

"On Virality" by DiResta

Prof. DiResta describes the evolution of the information environment, including communities where health misinformation circulates (e.g. vaccine-hesitant and anti-vaccine groups). How have/can social network platforms, public health professionals, and science communicators stem the tide of health misinformation?