Ilona Kickbusch


"The term Global Health stands for a new context, a new awareness and a new strategic approach in matters of international health. Its focus is the impact of global interdependence on the determinants of health, the transfer of health risks and the policy response of countries, international organizations and the many other actors in the global health arena. Its goal is the equitable access to health in all regions of the globe."

Digital Health and AI

Ilona Kickbusch is the principle investigator and co-chair of Lancet FT Commission Governing Health Futures – growing up in a digital world.

Information about this commission can be accessed here www.governinghealthfutures2030.org

For the first time, a joint The Lancet & Financial Times Commission entitled Growing up in a digital world: Governing health futures 2030 is exploring the convergence of digital health, artificial intelligence (AI) and other frontier technologies with universal health coverage (UHC) to support attainment of the third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). In particular, this Commission will:

  • Strive for integrated digital development that improves the health and well-being of children and young people in an ever more digital world.
  • Examine existing policies for digital health, AI and UHC to identify those with the greatest potential to improve health and well-being, maximise health equity in resource-poor settings and ensure human rights.
  • Deliver a clear set of recommendations on the governance of digital health, AI and UHC, taking into account geopolitical, economic and social factors.

The report of the Commission will be available in autumn 2021.

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