Political Origins of Health Inequities: Technology in the Digital Age

Save the date! The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health organizes its second annual international conference in New York City.

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Save the date!

The conference will take place in New York City, USA, on 1-2 November 2019.

About the Conference

Emerging technologies in the realms of artificial intelligence or digital worlds have a considerable transformative potential to address global health problems. However, these innovations are not neutral in their social impacts and raise a number of challenges, including reproducing and deepening inequalities. Whether technological innovations produce opportunities or constraints depends fundamentally on what technology is developed, for whom, by whom, and for what purposes.

This conference seeks to examine the global governance challenges to harness digital innovation for the public good, avoid harmful consequences and combat the political origins of health inequity.

It will bring together researchers, policy makers and activists from around the world who are engaged in cutting edge work on issues related to the theme of the conference.

Last year's #UHCpolitics conference

In November 2018, we invited researchers from all over the world to meet in Oslo for the conference #UHCpolitics: "The Political Origins of Health Inequities and Universal Health Coverage".

Check out the program, presentations and videos from the 2018 conference.

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Tags: Global Health, Global governance, political determinants, SDGs
Published June 26, 2019 11:51 AM - Last modified June 26, 2019 1:39 PM