On February 20, 2024, the Global Initiative on Digital Health is set to launch virtually from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM CET. The live-stream of the event will be available on a designated page and individuals can participate by registering via a provided link.
During the launch, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, will provide remarks. Along with him, leaders from various UN agencies, development organizations, and government partners will also be present to mark this new chapter in digital health transformation.
The Global Initiative on Digital Health is a network managed by the World Health Organization that aims to coordinate resources and support digital health transformation led by individual countries. As part of this initiative, it will play an important role in implementing the Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2025. Its objectives include assessing and prioritizing country needs, aligning resources, and building capacity for local development and adaptation of digital health technologies. Membership in this global initiative is open to all institutions involved in digital health who demonstrate a commitment to collaborative efforts towards its goals.