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Global Initiative On Digital Health

Global Initiative On Digital Health:

Achieving one of the three priority areas agreed upon during India’s G20 presidency in 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched the Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH) virtually.

  • Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH) is a WHO-managed network aiming to amplify and align resources toward country-led digital health transformation through strengthened collaboration and knowledge exchange.
  • It is a platform for sharing knowledge and digital products among countries.
  • The initiative aims to achieve the following objectives through collaborative efforts:
    • Assess and prioritise the country’s needs for sustainable digital health transformation.
    • Increase the alignment of country-level digital health resources and unfunded priorities.
    • Support the accelerated achievement of the strategic objectives of the Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2025.
    • Build capacity and converge efforts to encourage local development, maintenance, and adaptation of digital health technologies to continuously changing needs.