Digital Global Health: Empowering Resilient Communities through Digital Transformation
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) is proud to present its crosscutting theme on digital global health. The launch of this new initiative is celebrated with an online event discussing the contribution of digital health to digital transformation and creating resilient communities.
Photo: Catherine R. Kimambo introducing digital health in schools in rural Tanzania
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) half the world's population remain without decent health. Despite the promise of digital to accelerate health service delivery across the globe, many people still lack access to essential health services as it is neither available nor affordable. Digital Global Health presents an opportunity for digital transformation where innovative need-solution pairing and entrepreneurial discovery processes make health services accessible, available and affordable and sustainable.
Everywhere, and particularly in the Norwegian context, its “Digital Transformation and Development Policy”, access, skills, regulations and inclusion, are the drivers for development. While digital transformation has reached the industrial sector, the potential in applying digital health for empowering good health and well-being for all (SDG 3) has not reached its potential. Digital inclusion is one of the key drivers for community change, and was accelerated through the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event launching the Digital Global Health Crosscutting Theme will address key issues including information access on the internet, trusted digital health information, and other means to foster empowering resilient communities. Join this live webinar as the theme's leader, Professor Josef Noll and invited speakers discuss and reflect on these contemporary topics:
Access to information on the Internet as a human right
- Digital healthcare services in the underserved communities
- Digital health promotion for community involvement
- Trusted health information or “let the market fix” (Lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic, Infodemics)
- Creation of resilient communities
|13.00||Welcome||Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO|
|13.02||Introduction||Moderator - Josef Noll | Professor, Department of Technology Systems (ITS), UiO & Secretary General, Basic Internet Foundation|
|13.05||Role of Norway in promoting digital public goods.||Kristin Sverdrup | Project Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|13.15||Digital inclusion and transformation for achieving the SDGs||
Paul Richard Fife | Director, Department of Human Development, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Pre-recorded message (TBD)
|13.30||Sustainability and Digital Transformation as a business opportunity||
Kim Gabrielli | Director, United Nations Global Compact
Arunima Sehgal Mukherjee | Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Information Systems, Department of Informatics (IFI), UiO
Christine Holst | Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Global Health, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, Institute for Health and Society (HELSAM), UiO
Tom Neumark | Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Health and Society (HELSAM) and Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), UiO
Rüdiger Krech | Director, Health Promotion, World Health Organization
|14.10||Panel discussion continues with specific questions to Rüdiger|
|14.25||Closing remarks||Josef Noll|
This webinar format will include individual presentations from each of the speakers followed by a panel debate and a live Q&A session with the audience. All participants must register in order to receive the webinar link. Please note that this webinar will be recorded.