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

The report of the Commission has now been published. The wide ranging activities of the Commission can be accessed here:

For the first time, a joint The Lancet & Financial Times Commission entitled Growing up in a digital world: Governing health futures 2030 explored 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. The Commission provided recommendations on:

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

    The report of the Commission has now been published.