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How modern technologies can help to achieve “health for all”

Posted by Foundation Botnar on Apr 8, 2020 5:59:12 PM

So-called “frontier technologies” offer a transformative potential towards reaching universal health coverage in low and middle income countries. This will only be achieved, though, if the technology-based solutions are scaled-up and systematically integrated into existing healthcare structures. Moreover, fundamental technical, ethical and legal questions regarding data security, fairness, non-discrimination and privacy need to be addressed. The World Health Organization (WHO) could assume a leading role in facilitating the development of a global regulatory framework.

Fondation Botnar contributes to a partnership between D-tree International and the Zanzibar Ministry of Health to support the roll out of a national digital community health system to improve maternal, newborn, and child health services in Zanzibar. Photo: © D-tree International

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Topics: Medicine, health for all

New directions and bigger questions: Digital for adolescent minds

Posted by Foundation Botnar on Apr 8, 2020 5:37:57 PM

Being asked by Fondation Botnar to moderate a panel uniting unique perspectives was exciting. Even more so when the topic was one that in recent times has stimulated academics, had an influx of global media debate, and fuelled campaigners to advocate for content regulation: the relationship between digital technologies, adolescents and mental health.

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Topics: Medicine, Digital Health, adolescent, brain