Putting tech at the forefront of power, progress and change. 

Mark your calendars!


The international community will gather on 3 - 6 June for the fifth Women Deliver (WD2019) global conference. Fondation Botnar and its partners will work to reaffirm a commitment to ensuring children and young people, regardless of gender, can lead lives of health and dignity as thriving citizens. Fondation Botnar's presence at WD2019 will be focused on stimulating discussions around on the application of AI and digital solutions to solve some of the biggest health problems today, as well as harnessing the power of youth voices for meaningful and sustainable progress.

Be sure to visit us at booth #830, and don't miss our special events and
talks below.

 Mapping the change

At WD2019 Fondation Botnar will showcase a first of it's kind interactive platform demonstrating how the integration of technology can empower and increase health access for women and girls. From digitised access to sexual and reproductive health information to anonymous mobile consultations for reporting domestic violence, the #TechForHer: Map of Impact for Women & Girls profiles over 30 tech-enabled health solutions sourced from across the globe. You can view it here.

 Young voices included

As part of a new coalition, Fondation Botnar, Women Deliver, PATH and the Partnership on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, supported by Devex, have launched a global survey capturing youth perspectives on the role of technology in health (#Tech4Health: What do young people think?). Under 30 and attenting WD2019? Visit our booth and participate in the survey for the chance to win an iPad mini, and an annual subscription to the award winning mindfulness app Headspace!

Lunch Session


Changemakers in Action:
Youth Leadership to harness

digital innovation for UHC

Tuesday 4th June

12.00 - 1.30
223-224, LEVEL 2
Vancouver Convention Centre

We are holding a lunch session to celebrate our new partnership with the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. We invite young people and youth engagement champions alike to join us in exploring best practices of youth leadership in action. Particularly we are keen discuss how to meaningfully engage and empower young people to become changemakers to accelerate the application of digital technology, including artificial intelligence for universal health coverage by 2030.



Youth Workshop


Youth Workshop on
AI & Digital Health
for Universal Health Coverage


Wednesday 5th June

12.00 - 2.00
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street

Fondation Botnar, PATH, Women Deliver and Partnership on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (PMNCH) have formed a coalition that seeks to leverage artificial intelligence, digital and frontier technologies to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. This workshop will explore how youth (under 30 years) feel technology can and will change the face of UHC and the focus areas to prioritize to make progress.



Power Stage Talk


Stefan Germann on
"The Power of Data -
Health Data a public good."


Thursday 6th June

11.40
Power Stage
Vancouver Convention Centre

Pooling and sharing health data has the potential to reduce the barriers to accessing diagnostics and care, making it available to all. If we act now, we have the opportunity to create a whole new health data ecosystem as part of the digital revolution, enabling it to become a global public good. If we don’t, we risk that self-interested groups take advantage and use this data for commercial gain, and in the worst case, for malicious purposes. Join Stefan Germann for his power stage talk.

Read Stefan's article "How can we make health data a global public good?"