Strengthening Health Systems with Digital Technologies in Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic to Ensure Universal Health Coverage Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is based on the principle that individuals and communities have the right to access comprehensive and good quality health services without experiencing financial hardship. The rights-based approach lies at the core of this concept. UHC is pivotal to…
The Manifesto was launched at a High Level Event in London on the 31st July 2019, where Emergency response mechanisms to address the Climate and Environmental Crisis are being explored. The Manifesto has been developed in response to the increasing international and United Nations evidence and understanding of the severity of our global climate and environmental crisis. This builds upon collaborative action to advance the InterAction Council's Dublin Charter, endorsed at its Plenary Session in 2017. The overall aim is to secure a healthy planet for the wellbeing of future generations for all, by placing the health of the planet at the heart of decision making and establishing emergency response mechanisms at global, national and community levels.
This evening I was invited to participate in the 72th World Health Assembly side event on “Digital Health Commonwealth Ministerial Dinner”, building collaborative partnerships for digital health initiatives across the common wealth countries and beyond. This event was held in Le Restaurant Graduate Institute Geneva, Geneva Switzerland. It was hosted by the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health, Commonwealth Medical Association
The Digital Health Week 2018 was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from the 7 to 12 of October 2018 for the 3rd consecutive year. The event was organized by the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL), the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA), the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH) and the Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medicine of Sri Lanka.
The event was launched in London on the sidelines of the ‘Commonwealth Heads of Government’ Meeting 2018 held from the 16th to 21st April 2018. The Digital Health Week 2018 consisted of five international conferences, the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards , and the Commonwealth Digital Health Expo.
The 71st World Health Assembly side event on “Creating a Digital Health Dynamic for Universal Health Coverage 2030”, building collaborative partnerships for digital health initiatives across the common wealth countries and beyond. This event was held in Le Restaurant Maison de la paix Geneva, Geneva Switzerland. It was hosted by the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health, Commonwealth Medical Association
The objective of this event was to highlight the central importance of Digital Health in achieving One Planetary Health and operationalizing Universal Health Coverage 2030,and the role that the establishment of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health (CWCDH) will play as a catalytic and collaborative enabler of Digital Health innovation and investment in the Commonwealth at large.
The conference is on the theme of digital health. In the words of the newly elected CMA president Professor Vajira Dissanayake ‘ We are living in a globalised world where digital health is transforming healthcare and making it possible for healthcare to be delivered in a more efficient and productive manner rationally especially in the developing world where there is a large gap between the optimal recommended and actual health workforce on the ground’