The Joep Lange Institute, Transform Health, PATH and PharmAccess Foundation co-hosted a successful #WHA75 breakfast briefing on May 23rd 2022 where a multisectoral range of panelists from the World Health Organization, governments of the UK & Nigeria, World Bank and Philips’ Digital Connected Care Coalition (DCCC) shared their perspectives on the need for increased and coordinated funding for the digital transformation of health systems in low and middle income countries.
The event was an opportunity to announce the upcoming launch in October at WHS 2022 of the Conceptual Framework, a blueprint proxy for an investment case for the equitable and inclusive digital transformation of health systems, jointly developed by Transform Health, JLI and PATH with core input from four regional health informatics networks and a youth-led taskforce. The Conceptual Framework seeks to provide an evidence-based approach to prioritize investment areas and define the global level of investment necessary to support the financing of digital health transformation and innovations in LMICs to achieve UHC by 2030.
Participants of the event included a delegation of Parliamentarians convened by the global network UNITE. Following the breakfast meeting, the UNITE delegation, and the teams of JLI and Transform Health came together to discuss their collaboration to promote the goals of good governance of health data and increased investment approaches to promote health equity through the digital transformation.