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3 Ways to Overcome the Frontline Health Worker Shortage Today

3 Ways to Overcome the Frontline Health Worker Shortage Today

Published on: Dec 09 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
A ten-year countdown has begun to the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including a pledge for universal health coverage. However,...
New WHO Handbook: How to Build Digital Health Information Infostructure

New WHO Handbook: How to Build Digital Health Information Infostructure

Published on: Dec 08 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The Digital Health Platform Handbook from the International Telecommunication Union and World Health Organization aims to assist countries with the advancement...
WHO Guidance: Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health

WHO Guidance: Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health

Published on: Oct 27 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on WHO Guidance: Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health
WHO recognizes that Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds great promise for the practice of public health and medicine. WHO also recognizes that, to fully reap the...
We Need to Go All In on FHIR for Digital Health

We Need to Go All In on FHIR for Digital Health

Published on: Aug 19 2021 by Matt Berg - 1 Comment
When I first heard of HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource), I think, like most, l understood its application as a data exchange standard with promises...
We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

Published on: Jun 24 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Must Act on New Guidance for Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment
Recently, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted the eagerly awaited General Comment 25 on ‘children’s rights in relation to the digital environment’....
Digital Health Centre of Excellence for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Digital Health Centre of Excellence for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Published on: May 20 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
As countries are operationalizing their COVID-19 pandemic response plans, including National Deployment and Vaccination Plans for COVID-19 vaccines, the need for...
Is “Digital Self-Care” the Best Term for Direct-to-Client Digital Health Services?

Is “Digital Self-Care” the Best Term for Direct-to-Client Digital Health Services?

Published on: May 13 2021 by Guest Writer - 14 Comments
  Engaging and mobilizing communities to be agents of their own health outcomes is one of the foundational tenets of primary health care, and a major opportunity...
How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?

Published on: Dec 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Will Digital Yellow Card Certificates Track COVID-19 Immunizations?
We can finally foresee the end of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Global pharmaceutical companies are developing vaccines for COVID-19. Soon, there will be widespread...
New WHO Toolkit: SCORE for Health Data Information Systems

New WHO Toolkit: SCORE for Health Data Information Systems

Published on: Nov 25 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on New WHO Toolkit: SCORE for Health Data Information Systems
Countries are faced with increasing demands for quality health data. Data of increasing scope and complexity are required for monitoring progress towards national...
Inform WHO and USAID of Your Digital Health Solution for COVID-19 Response

Inform WHO and USAID of Your Digital Health Solution for COVID-19 Response

Published on: Aug 12 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Inform WHO and USAID of Your Digital Health Solution for COVID-19 Response
USAID is conducting a mapping of all existing digital health software platforms, with a particular focus tools that can be adapted for COVID-19 digital response...