Digital Global Health
This crosscutting theme will support the Centre for Global Health's main aim to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the world of today, digital global health is an entry point and enabler for the digital transformation, addressing health, healthcare, participation and society. Digital Global Health aims to share knowledge on strategies seeking to enhance efficiency of healthcare delivery, community empowerment, sensor-supported diagnosis, treatment and monitoring, highlighting studies and global data.
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO) will foster knowledge compilation and experience by sharing about the use of innovative digital technology, serving as a hub for research, as well as a catalyst for digital transformation, digital health promotion and digital literacy - all directly affecting digital health strategies and health care services in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Digital health is a dimension that cuts across the CGH’s overall mission to advance capacity for global health research, education and communication.
The CGH will use digital technology and innovation as a crosscutting theme to:
- advance education and learning in global health,
- build networks and partnerships accelerating digital health advancement,
- empower patients and community members improving health literacy in LMICs,
- share knowledge to lessen the divide in use of digital tools in health care in LMICs,
- increase knowledge and advance best practice in global health research.
Digital Global Health: Empowering Resilient Communities through Digital Transformation - The launch of the Digital Global Health Crosscutting Theme is celebrated with an online event discussing the contribution of digital health to digital transformation and creating resilient communities - September 23, 2021.
Professor, Department of Technology Systems (ITS), University of Oslo & Secretary General, Basic Internet Foundation
Josef Noll, is leader of the digital cross-cutting theme at the Center for Global Health. He is a worldwide advocate for digital inclusion and societal empowerment, supporter of community networks across Africa, and well-recognised keynote speaker for digital transformation. He is actively connecting schools and communities, with the focus on leaving no-one behind in the path to digital.
The resource group will support the leader in advancing the CGH's ambitions for digital as a crosscutting integrated theme.
Professor, Institute for Health and Society at UiO
Professor, Department of Informatics at UiO
Director for Global Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Anne Bergh, is a co-lead of the cross-cutting theme. Her focus is on health services, addressing global outreach and preparedness. She is active in international development collaboration and contributes to international organisations on behalf of Norway.